Independence Referenda Through the Prism of Kurdistan (I-CONnect Column)
—Aslı Bâli, UCLA School of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.
Catalonia: Is There a “Right” to Secession?
—Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law The people of Catalonia voted on October 1 to secede from Spain. The Catalan independence referendum was heavily contested by Spain, which declared it unconstitutional, and which attempted to meddle, through security and police action, in the voting process itself.
Constitutionalize This: Catalan Referendum as Political Surprise and Theoretical Disruption
—Zoran Oklopcic, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. Author of Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming February 2018). [Editor’s Note: This is the fifth entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia.
I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia–! Aidez la Catalogne et l’Espagne !
[Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in our symposium on Sunday’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region.
Introduction to I-CONnect Symposium: The Independence Vote in Catalonia
[Editor’s Note: I-CONnect is pleased to feature a five-day symposium on today’s independence vote in Catalonia. We are grateful to our convener, Professor Zoran Oklopcic, for assembling an outstanding group of scholars to bring our readers helpful context and analysis during this important moment for the region.
Scottish independence and the European Union (I·CON 12, Issue 3: Editorial)
—J. H. H. Weiler, Editorial Director, I·CON; President and Secretary General, European University Institute The following Editorial was written before the voting in Scotland took place. It expresses a negative view regarding the prospects of Scottish independence written from both a Euro-prudential perspective and a more general normative one.