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From the Occasional Papers of the Conservative Citizens Foundation Issue Number Two: Balkanization, Separatism, or National Unity? (1998)

Suggestions for Further Reading

Buchanan, Allen. Secession: The Morality of Political Divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec. Boulder, Colo,: Westview Press, 1991.

Buchanan presents a scholarly examination of the ethical issues involved in secession.

Buchheit, Lee. Secession: The Legitimacy of Self-Determination. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978.

Buchheit surveys the status of secession in international law.

Connor, Walker. Ethnonationalism: The Quest for Understanding. Princeton, N.J.,: Princeton University Press, 1994.

A political scientist examines the ethnic factor as a determinant of nationhood.

Garreau, Joel. The Nine Nations of North America. Boston: Boston, Mifflin Co., 1980.

Garreau, an editor for the Washington Post, was among the first few to report on the new separatism, which he see as primarily driven by economic factors.

Naylor, Thomas H. and William H. Willimon. Downsizing the U.S.A. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1997.

The authors, both professors at Duke University, see in secession a solution to the problem of excessively big government.

Rushton, J. Phillippe. "Will Canada and the United States Break Up Like the Soviet Union? A Biopolitical Perspective," Research in Biopolitics, 5(1997): 373-390

Rushton, professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, gives extensive consideration to Michael H. Hart's plan for racial partition.