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Bruno Coppieters

Professor emeritus

  • Pleinlaan 5, 2nd floor, room 2.52

    1050 Brussels

    Belgium

  • Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussels

    Belgium

1979 …2021

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Expertise

  • ethics of secession
  • ethics of war
  • de facto states
  • Abkhazia, Cyprus, Taiwan, Transnistria 

Expertise

Professor Bruno Coppieters is Professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He was head of this department from 2015 to 2019. He obtained his Phd in Philosophy from the Freie Universitât Berlin in 1991. His published works deal mainly with federalism, the ethics of war and secession, and conflicts on sovereignty in the Caucasus and the Balkans. He coordinated a EU financed teaching project on European Studies for the Abkhazian State University in 2012-15, and participated as an expert to the International Fact-Finding Mission on the Conflict in Georgia (IIFFMCG) in 2009. He was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University in the academic year 2003-04. He has co-edited the following books: Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2003; Statehood and Security: Georgia After the Rose Revolution, Cambridge/Mass., MIT Press, 2005; Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases, Lanham/Md., Lexington Books, 2008 (2d edition).

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  • Abkhazia, Transnistria and North Cyprus: Recognition and Non-Recognition in Ceasefire and Trade Agreements: A

    Coppieters, B., 2021, Post-Soviet Secessionism: Nation-Building and State-Failure after Communism. Minakov, M., Sasse, G. & Isachenko, D. (eds.). Stuttgart: ibidem, Vol. 226. p. 15-57 43 p. (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society; vol. 226).

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  • Concluding Comments

    Fotion, N., Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C. & Tian, X., 2020, Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases (3d edition). Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C. & Fotion, N. (eds.). 3 ed. Lanham - Boulder - New York - London: Lexington Books, p. 243-256 14 p.

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  • Discrimination

    Ceulemans, C., Coppieters, B., Hartle, A., Kizilkaya, Z., Leunis, J., Tian, X. & Van Damme, G., 2020, Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases (3d edition). Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C. & Fotion, N. (eds.). 3 ed. Lanham - Boulder - New York - London: Lexington Books, p. 133-153 21 p.

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  • Introduction

    Fotion, N., Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C., Apressyan, R., Kizilkaya, Z. & Tian, X., 2020, Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases (3d edition). Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C. & Fotion, N. (eds.). 3 ed. Lanham - Boulder - New York - London: Lexington Books, p. 1-24 25 p.

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  • Just Cause

    Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C., Kizilkaya, Z., Hartle, A. & Tian, X., 2020, Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases (3d edition). Coppieters, B., Ceulemans, C. & Fotion, N. (eds.). 3 ed. Lanham - Boulder - New York - London: Lexington Books, p. 27-48 22 p.

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