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Boxing PandoraRethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World$
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Timothy William Waters

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300235890

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300235890.001.0001

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People, Territory, Plebiscite: The Main Features—Objections and Answers

People, Territory, Plebiscite: The Main Features—Objections and Answers

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(p.135) 5 People, Territory, Plebiscite: The Main Features—Objections and Answers
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Boxing Pandora
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Timothy William Waters

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0006

This chapter discusses three main aspects of the new rule: people, territory, and plebiscite. It also considers some objections to the new rule and its effects—including the possibility that it would make things worse. The chapter then answers those objections and provides a theoretical justification for the basic intuition that democratic decision-making by local majorities is a positive good. An important theme will emerge: In many respects, the new rule is flawed—in the same ways the current rule is. And in other respects, this flawed new rule offers something more in keeping with people's better natures. The new rule is principally designed to be used before a crisis; it provides a pathway for peaceful change so that crisis need not come.

Keywords:   people, territory, plebiscite, democratic decision-making, local majorities, peaceful change

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