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In the Washington Post, Griffiths Discusses Secessionist Movements

January 3, 2022

The Washington Post

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Ryan Griffiths


The idea of secession within the United States is gaining traction as a civilized way to deal with the deep divisions in the country. It's also a global political trend with the rest of the world constantly working on it all the time. “Right now, there are about 60 secessionist movements worldwide. Sixty independence movements is a pretty large number by historical standards,” says Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, who focuses on the dynamics of secession and the study of sovereignty. “In the long run, there will be another secessionist movement in the United States. It will just happen. No country is permanent. It will change. It will break apart in some way.” Read more in the Washington Post article, “Secession might seem like the lesser of two evils. It’s also the less likely.” 


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