comes neither naturally nor happens by accident. It results from bitter
controversy. War, civil war and occupation often precede territorial
separation. Whereas liberation struggles are likely to inspire secession
on the part of separatist movements, political division may be the
upshot of strategic plans devised by occupying powers and colonial
regimes and is liable to be charted in geographical and geopolitical
terms. I will discuss models of constitutional geography and
constitutional narratives covering or denying partition.