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  title={The Social Bases of Support for Self-determination in East Ukraine},
  author={Elise Giuliano},
  pages={513 - 522}
Abstract This study considers how a community that supports self-rule takes shape in movements for self-determination. Examining separatism in east Ukraine, the author suggests that the formation of community boundaries is not automatic. Boundaries are not activated by pre-existing ethnic or linguistic identities, or even by the appeals of political leaders who manipulate those identities. Instead, analysts should focus attention on how specific political developments contribute to alienation… 
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