© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2018 Recent years have seen increases in demands for secession via referenda. Catalonia, Kurdistan, Quebec, Scotland, South Sudan and other polities have seen this process as a means of resolving sovereignty disputes. There is however, considerable academic, political and legal argument against secession and this study will explore these objections and shall ask if secession is an automatic right. It shall also investigate such referenda, comparing how they are convoked and ratified, and the legal and political aftermath once they have been held - if indeed they have been permitted.
|Journal||International Journal on Minority and Group Rights|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Constitutional law
Walker-Nolan, L. (2018). Political severance - Secession referenda, their convocation and ratification: A comparative study. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 25(4), 591-620. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-02504004