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Origins of Secession

Aiden A. Gonzalez, University of Pennsylvania

Dept/Program: Political Science

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Brendan O'Leary

Date of this Version: 01 January 2020



Using a variety of methods, both qualitative and quantitative, I show in this work that secessionist movements across four case studies have three primary characteristics: concerns over status, material welfare, and the viability of the potentially new and independent state.


Comparative Politics

Suggested Citation

Gonzalez, Aiden A., "Origins of Secession" 01 January 2020. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 10 June 2020




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