• 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: 47

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…


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

Universidad Francisco Marroquín