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Claims for Secession and Federalism

A Comparative Study with a Special Focus on Spain

Editors: López-Basaguren, Alberto, Escajedo San-Epifanio, Leire (Eds.)

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  • Explains and discusses the most important current successional claims in Western Countries (e.g. Scotland, Catalonia and Québec)
  • Describes the relationship between the claims for secession and federal systems
  • Debates a topic that dominates the political agenda in Spain and other countries again and again
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About this book

This volume, incorporating the work of scholars from various parts of the globe, taps the wisdom of the Westphalian (and post-Westphalian) world on the use of federalism and secession as tools for managing regional conflicts. The debate has rarely been more important than it is right now, especially in light of recent events in Catalonia, Scotland, Québec and the Sudan - all unique political contexts raising similar questions about how best to balance competing claims for autonomy, interdependence, political voice, and exit. Exploring how various nations have encountered comparable conflicts, some more and some less successfully, the book broadens the perspectives of scholars, government officials, and citizens struggling to resolve sovereignty conflicts with a full appreciation of the underlying principles they represent.

About the authors

Albero López-Basaguren is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Basque Country
Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the Basque Country

Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)
  • When Federalism Faces Secession: Presentation of a Theoretical-Practical Analysis of the Spanish Experience in the Light of Comparative Law

    Pages 1-3

    López-Basaguren, Alberto (et al.)

  • Secession and Federalism in the United States: Tools for Managing Regional Conflict in a Pluralist Society

    Pages 7-61

    Ryan, Erin

  • Legality, Legitimacy, Decisionism and Federalism: An Analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Reasoning in Reference re Secession of Quebec, 1998

    Pages 63-84

    Leclair, Jean

  • Competing Claims for Federalism in Complex Political Settings. A Canadian Exploration

    Pages 85-96

    Gagnon, Alain-G.

  • Is the Québec Secession Movement Dead? Perspectives After Canada’s 2015 Federal Election

    Pages 97-111

    Castro-Rea, Julián (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59707-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59706-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Claims for Secession and Federalism
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study with a Special Focus on Spain
Editors
  • Alberto López-Basaguren
  • Leire Escajedo San-Epifanio
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59707-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59707-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59706-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 588
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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