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Secessionist Claims in a Federal System: The Belgian Case

  • Anna MastromarinoEmail author
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Abstract

In spite of the fact that attention in Europe is focused on Catalan and Scottish events, there are more reasons to think that Belgium is an essential case study to further the matter of secession. In fact, the characteristics of the ethnical-linguistic conflict and the dynamic centrifuge of the federal system are clearly moulding the debate on Flemish independence, changing Belgium into a place of constitutional innovation, imagining its conversion to a confederal system sui generis.

Keywords

Secession Confederation Federal system Belgium Ethnical-linguistic conflict 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Turin UniversityTurinItaly

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