The who, where, and when of secession

Self-determination is defined as the right of a people to form its own state. But who is the 'self' that makes this determination?

October 7, 2017 11:08 AM (UTC+8)
A minority of Catalan citizens favored independence until recently, but Madrid's handling of the crisis has played into the hands of separatists. Photo: Reuters/Juan Medina
A minority of Catalan citizens favored independence until recently, but Madrid's handling of the crisis has played into the hands of separatists. Photo: Reuters/Juan Medina
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