00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
00:52    |    
Conference outline
02:11    |    
Forms of territorial autonomy
Centralized system
Independent system
Objectives of free cities
Independent system
04:30    |    
Hypothetical examples of secession and decentralization
Relatively centralized state
Regional voter status quo
Credibility of secession
Federalist view
08:14    |    
Viability of secession
Central government compromise to secession
Signs of weakness
Power of autonomy
Equanimity about breakup
11:49    |    
Induced decentralization by secessionism
12:40    |    
Political conditions for decentralization
Credible commitment by regional government
Credible commitment by central government
Feasibility of seasteading
Legal path to secession
Lack of political power
18:26    |    
Pitfalls of decentralization
Veto power
Regional funding by central government
19:40    |    
Final thoughts for a secession strategy
21:10    |    
Final credits




Secession as a Continuum

04 de abril de 2011   | Vistas: 15 |  

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.




Jason Sorens is assistant professor of political science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His areas of interest include secession,…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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