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A Political Theory Perspective on the Reference

  • Roberto CastaldiEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter considers the actual and potential impact of the Reference on the main political theory debates related to the issue of secession. First, with regard to a legal way to secede and how it can be exercised, especially within a federal system. Second, with regard to the decision-making processes linked to secession, and particularly on the use of referenda. Third and foremost, with regard to the EU and the Brexit experience. Finally, the Reference offers a rich and complex constitutional framework for federal democracies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.eCampus UniversityNovedrateItaly
  2. 2.International Centre for European and Global GovernancePisaItaly

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