Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

MA Strategic Communication


Communication and the Arts


Dennis Mahon


State-Seeking Nation, Statehood, Stateless, Unrecognized territory, Sovereignty, Breakaway Region, Nation Rebuilding, Recognition, Independence, UN Reform


This thesis proposes realistic critical success factors of state-seeking nations (breakaway regions) in gaining full statehood. It also includes ramifications to the state-seeking nations with moderate UNSC (P5) reform. This argument proposes that without these critical successful factors, success for a state-seeking nation gaining full statehood is highly unlikely.


Dual Degree's:

  1. MA Strategic Communication
  2. MADI Diplomacy and International Relations



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