1. Secession : a word in search of a meaning / Peter Radan 2. Neo-liberal globalisation, nationalism, and changed 'conditions of possibility' for secessionist mobilisation / Lloyd Cox 3. Secession and state recognition in international relations and law / Mikulas Fabry 4. New norms, old boundaries : the African Union's approach to secession and state sovereignty / Kathryn Sturman 5. The way opened, the way blocked : assessing the contrasting fates of Chechnya and Kosovo / James Headley 6. Secessionist legitimacy : a comparative analysis / Damien Kingsbury 7. Self-determination and secession : a moral theory perspective / Aris Gounaris 8. Consensual secession of Montenegro : towards good practice? / Miodrag Jovanovic 9. The collective moral agency of secessionist groups / Constantinos Laoutides 10. The first secessions / Tom Hillard.