Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Law - International, Foreign and Comparative Law | Sovereignty Referendums in International and Constitutional Law

Sovereignty Referendums in International and Constitutional Law

Şen, İlker Gökhan

2015, XIII, 298 p.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


ISBN 978-3-319-11647-1

digitally watermarked, no DRM

The eBook version of this title will be available soon

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-11646-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

Due: March 14, 2015

add to marked items

  • About this book

  • A clear and complete mapping of the sovereignty referendums and related problems
  • A manual for lawyers and political scientists working in the field
  • Includes basic rules for a fair and legitimate referendum in the resolution of sovereignty conflicts

This book focuses on sovereignty referendums, which have been used throughout different historical periods of democratization, decolonization, devolution, secession and state creation. Referendums on questions of sovereignty and self-determination have been a significant element of the international political and legal landscape since the French Revolution, and have been a central element in the resolution of territorial issues from the referendum in Avignon in 1791 until today. More recent examples include Quebec, East Timor, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico and South Sudan. The global aim of this book is to achieve a better empirical and legal understanding of sovereignty referendums and related problems in international and national law and politics. Accordingly, it presents readers a comprehensive study of sovereignty referendums from the perspectives of both international and constitutional law.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Constituent power - Constitutional law - Decolonisation - Democracy - Foundation of a state - Founding of state - Legitimacy - Nationhood - Plebiscite - Recognition of states - Referendum - Secession - Sovereignty - State creation - State formation

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Law - Political Science - Value Theory

Table of contents 

1. Introduction.- 2. Introduction to the Theory of Sovereignty Referendums.- 3. Sovereignty Referendums in the System of Politics.- 4. Sovereignty Referendums in the System of Law.- 5. Sovereignty Referendums in International Law.- 6. Sovereignty Referendums in Constitutional Law.- 7. Sovereignty Referendums: Common Legal Problems.- 8. Conclusion.

Popular Content within this publication 



Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Public International Law.