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Funding to develop Marie Curie applications to hold at Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law

Funding to develop applications for a


to hold at the

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)

University of Aberdeen

Deadline for proforma: Tuesday 12th May 2015

Website: http://cisrul.wordpress.com/

How Should the Term Secession Be Used and in What Circumstances?

In his recent blogpost, Gerry Hassan objects to the use of “secession” to describe the nationalist campaign for independence in Scotland (available here and through H-Nationalism’s April 3, 2015 “Weekend Reading”). Hassan’s main charge is that “secession,” “secessionist,” and “partition” are pejorative terms and refer only to illegal acts in international law.