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Another less well known, but equally interesting case of admission of the right to secession is to be found in the federal republic of Saint Kitts and Nevis, comprising those two homonymous islands in the Caribbean. The 1983 Constitution grants the smaller island —Nevis— the unilateral right to secede. The rule specifies that independence mustContinue reading “Secession in Saint Kitts and Nevis”
Robert W. Poole, Jr. said that a local government could be operated by three people, a manager, a lawyer, and a secretary in his book “Cutting Back City Hall.” So, I wanted to find out the current state of privatization in local government. The International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) has been assessing local government practices,Continue reading “State of Local Privatization”
This is probably the world’s most explicit Constitution regarding secession and plurinationality. The Ethiopian Constitution proclaims the “unrestricted” right of “Nations, Nationalities and Peoples” to “self-determination up to secession” (Article 39.1). The African country —which from late 19th century until the end of the Cold War sought to build a highly centralized power— has beenContinue reading “Secession in Ethiopia”
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