Many intellectuals have agreed that the governments have managed to legally monopolize violence, and every political system has struggled to maintain and secure its power and influence over the citizens. Jason Sorens explains the process of secession, describing it as the withdrawal of a territory from the sovereignty of an existing state, and how this relates to the creation of free cities around the world. He also describes the secession cases that have occurred in history and makes a realistic approach on the relationship that every society has developed with its central authority. By following certain ideas, he exposes and demonstrates how the process of secession may help free societies emerge and evade centralism at its most.
Secession as a Continuum Jason Sorens
Roatán, Honduras Honduras, April 4, 2011
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, April 2011 Camera: Mario Estrada; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Sofía Díaz; publication: Claudia de Obregón, Sofía Díaz
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Jason Sorens is assistant professor of political science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His areas of interest include secession, federalism, ethnic conflict, and the political economy of American states. He is founder of the Free State Project and author of the book Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy. Sorens holds a PhD from Yale University.