Post Tagged with: "referendum"

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

The Catalan elections are unlikely to resolve the conflict in Spain. But they should open room for dialogue as there is no other option that could restore legitimacy.

Hungary, the Barbed Wire Fence of Europe

Hungary, the Barbed Wire Fence of Europe

The Hungarian government’s, anti-migration and anti-EU, posturing persists as a populist strategy to maintain a firm grip on power.

Interview – Anand Menon

Interview – Anand Menon

Anand Menon discusses linkages between domestic politics and international relations, the impact of Brexit on EU politics, and the disruptive rise of Eurosceptic parties.

Brexit! The Result and Its Implications

Brexit! The Result and Its Implications

The UK’s exit represents a fundamental challenge for those advocates of an ‘ever closer union’ and EU leaders are conscious of the need to avoid further fragmentation.

The Greek Referendum as Societal Schism

The Greek Referendum as Societal Schism

Regardless the Greek referendum’s turnout, Greece will not be able to avoid another austerity plan that will hinder the country’s non-existent ascent to development.

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

Britain may have a reputation as a reluctant member of the EU, but its absence would be deeply felt. The merits of a referendum on a ‘Brexit’ need to be questioned.

Edited Collection – South Sudan’s Independence

Edited Collection – South Sudan’s Independence

This compendium explores South Sudan’s secession, the broader conceptual issues of state building, international development & conflict resolution.

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Is the Independence Issue Back on the Agenda in Quebec?

Quebecers may be hesitant to accept complete independence for Quebec. But even if Quebec sovereignty is currently not the vibrant force that it used to be, the larger question of Quebec’s place in the Canadian federation remains unresolved.

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

Nationalism, the Parti Quebecois, and the 2012 Quebec General Election

The election of Pauline Marois should be seen as another nationalist challenge to Canada’s national unity. Yet, with only 32 percent of the popular vote, her powers to hold a referendum are constrained.

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