Secessionist Discourse

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The goal of the research is to explore what are the semiotic structures inherent in the discourses of secession and recognition of 4 contested states: Abkhazia, Crimea, Kosovo and South Ossetia. A compative discourse analysis of these cases allows to mark out a number of rhetorical invariants of secessionist discourses and to expose some crucial differences between them. For example, even though the South Ossetian and Abkhazian secessions are colligated in the Russian discourse of their recognition, in the discourses of their declarations of independence they are found to differ significantly even on the level of very basic discursive features. In general, it is possible to conclude that the discursive means of rhetoric legitimization of secessions
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