Micronations and the Search for Sovereignty
Political disagreement is a fact of life. Such conflict can prompt people to stand for public office and seek to realise political change. Others take a different route; they start their own country. Micronations and the Search for Sovereignty is the first comprehensive examination of the phenomenon of people purporting to secede and create their own country. It analyses why micronations are not states for the purposes of international law, considers the factors that motivate individuals to separate and found their own nation, examines the legal justifications that they offer and explores the responses of recognised sovereign states. In doing so, this book develops a rich body of material through which to reflect on conventional understandings of statehood, sovereignty and legitimate authority. Authored in a lively and accessible style, Micronations and the Search for Sovereignty will be valuable reading for scholars and general audiences.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action Active Affected American appear assert attempts attention Australian authority Bank basis Bates border British build Casley challenge chapter Cited citizens claim concerns considered Constitution continue Convention Council Court create Cultures Description Despite develop economic emerged engage entities established example exercise existence explained explore flag force formal Free further History Hutt River ʻThe independence Indigenous individuals interested International Law international legal island issued Italy John Journal June jurisdiction kilometres King land letter libertarian located March means micronations Minerva Name Nonetheless North noted October official Oliver operate passports political population possess Prince Principality purported questions reason recognised reefs relations Republic residents response Review Royal rule Sealand Security seeking social sought South sovereign sovereignty stamps statehood status territory Treaty United Kingdom United Nations University Press Western York