Friends in High Places: International Politics and the Emergence of States from Secessionism

@article{Coggins2011FriendsIH,
  title={Friends in High Places: International Politics and the Emergence of States from Secessionism},
  author={Bridget L. Coggins},
  journal={International Organization},
  year={2011},
  volume={65},
  pages={433 - 467}
}
Abstract State emergence is an essential dynamic of the international system, yet international relations scholars pay it little attention. Their oversight is all the more unfortunate because international politics ultimately determine which aspiring system members will succeed in becoming new states. Existing models of state emergence rely exclusively on internal or domestic-level explanations. However, the international system is inherently social; therefore any aspiring state's membership… 
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