Policy Papers

International and European law

  A Brexit could make it easier for Scotland to join the EU as an independent state
Merijn Chamon – Ghent University / Guillaume Van der Loo – Ghent University / Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
LSE – The London School of Economics and Political Science, 17 March 2016

  Catalonia’s independence movement creates uncertainty in E.U.
Keturah T. Reed
North Carolina Journal of International law, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 29 October 2015.

  Scotland and Separatism: Reverberations of the Scottish Independence Referendum on Separatist Politics
Dr Kieran McConaghy, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence / University of St. Andrews
University of St. Andrews (Scotland), June 2015.

  International representation strategies for stateless nations: The case of Catalonia’s cultural diplomacy
Jordi de San Eugenio Vela (University of Vic) and Jordi Xifra (University Pompeu Fabra)
Place Branding and Public Diplomacy (Palgrave Macmillan), Vol. 11, pag. 83–96., 2015 (published online 2 July 2014)

  Scotland and Catalonia: Two Historic Nations Challenge a Three Hundred Year-Old Status Quo
Enric R. Bartlett Castellà, Associate Professor of Public Law at ESADE Business School (Barcelona)
American International Journal of Social Science. Vol. 3, nº 4, 07/2014, p. 63 – 75.

  Das katalanische Referendum (in German)
Roland Vaubel, Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim
Wirtschaftliche Freiheit – Das ordnungspolitische Journal, Freunde der Ordnungsökonomik, 15 October 2014.

  Independence Referendums: Who should vote and who should be offered citizenship?
Contributions by Ruvi Ziegler, Bernard Ryan, Rainer Bauböck, Dimitrios Kyritsis, Guy Laforest & Eric Montigny and Jaume López.
EUDO Observatory on Citizenship, Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute of Florence (Italy).

  How easily could an independent Scotland join the EU?
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Professor of European and Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford
Legal Research Paper Series. Paper No XXX/2014. University of Oxford. July 2014.

  State Succession and the NPT: The Case of Catalonia
Àlex Calvo
The UK PONI Papers (Project on Nuclear Issues). June 2014.

  A potential Catalan state’s continued membership of the European Union
Albert Royo
Catalan International View. No. 17. Pp. 78-83. Spring 2014.

  Independentism and the European Union
Graham Avery
European Policy Centre. Policy Brief. May 2014.

  Les dynamiques d’éclatements d’États dans l’Union européenne: casse-tête juridique, défi politique (in French)
Yves Gounin
Politique étrangère (vol. 78). January 2014.

  L’indépendance de la Catalogne, un débat européen d’abord politique (in French)
Cyril Trépier
L’Espace Politique. December 2013.

  The Place of an Independent Catalonia in the European Union
Bardo Fassbender
Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference Sobirania i Justícia, Barcelona, October 2013.

  Independence in Europe: Secession, Sovereignity, and the European Union
Christopher K. Connolly, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. Vol 24. Fall 2013.

  Catalonia on the road to independence?
Kai-Olaf Lang
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. SWP-Aktuell. August 2013.

  EU Law and the Separation of Member States
David Edward
Fordham International Law Journal. Vol 36 No. 5. July 2013.

  Self-determination and the Right to Decide (in English and French)
Daniel Turp, Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal
Centre Maurits Coppieters. Speech notes. April 2013.

  The Political Economy of Secession in the European Union
Roland Vaubel, Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim
University of Mannheim, 9 April 2013.

  The Internal Enlargement of the European Union
Jordi Matas, Alfonso Gonzalez, Jordi Jaria and Laura Roman, Professors at the University of Barcelona and the University Rovila i Virgili
Centre Maurits Coppieters. 2011.

Constitutionality and viability of secession

   Der katalanische Separatismus – eine Herausforderung für die Einheit Spaniens (in German)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung / Auslandsbüro Spanien & Portugal
28 June 2017

   Scotland, Catalonia and the Constitutional Taboo of Secession
Nikos Skoutaris, European Law Professor at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)
Verfassungsblog on Matters Constitutional, Center for Global Constitutionalism. 23 November 2016

  Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain
Glen Duerr, Assistant Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University in Cedarville (Ohio/USA), and author of Secessionism and the European Union: The Future of Flanders, Scotland, and Catalonia
E-International Relations (open access website for students and scholars of international politics). 6 December 2015.

  Reflexiones jurídicas a propósito de una eventual declaración unilateral de independencia de Cataluña: un escenario político jurídicamente inviable [Consideration of the legal aspects on an eventual unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia: a political scene legally unimaginable] (in Spanish)
José Martín y Pérez de Nanclares, Chief Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
Madrid. 22 September 2015.

  The Economy of Catalonia: Questions and answers on the economic impact of independence
O. Amat, N. Bosch, A. Castells et al.
Association of Economists of Catalonia, Catalan Economy Committee, Profit Editorial

  Scenarios of Macro-economic Development for Catalonia on Horizon 2030
Rym Ayadi, Leonidas Paroussos, Kostas Fragkiadakis, Stella Tsani, Pantelis Capros, Carlo Sessa, Riccardo Enei and Marc Gafarot
CIDOB (Barcelona). July 2015.

  The Right to Secession in the Framework of Liberal Democracies and the Legitimacy of a Unilateral Declaration. The Case of Catalonia
Joan Ridao Martín, Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Barcelona
The Age of Human Rights Journal, 4, pp. 111-137. June 2015.

  Spagna: Costituzione in cerca di autore (in Italian)
Andrea Geniola
Q Code Mag, 25 December 2014.

  The law is the law: legalistic distortions between official Spain and Catalonia
Nick Rider
Open Democracy, 17 November 2014.

  A Catalan Compromise: How To Solve Spain’s Secession Crisis
Diego Muro, assistant professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Foreign Affairs, 9 November 2014.

  The Catalan Question and the Spanish Constitutional Court
Argelia Queralt Jiménez, Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Barcelona
Verfassungsblog on Matters Constitutional, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 14 October 2014.

  White paper: The National Transition of Catalonia (Synthesis)
Advisory Council on the National Transition
Government of Catalonia, September 2014.

  The right to decide in Catalonia and Spain: its place in the Constitution and legal basis
Mercè Barceló, Chair of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia, Background Information [SERIES E / 2014 / 7.2 / EN], 17 September 2014.

  Debate on possible independence of Catalonia: key issues
House of Commons, UK Parliament
Commons Library Standard Note SN06933. Author: Rob Page. Published 11 July 2014.

  Law and Legitimacy: The denial of the Catalan voice
Huw Evans, Cardiff Metropolitan University Law Professor
Centre Maurits Coppieters. CMC Policy Papers 1/2013. November 2013.

  Legalizing Secession: the Catalan Case
Lluís Pérez Lozano and Marc Sanjaume Calvet
Journal of Conflictology. November 2013.

  The consultation on the political future of Catalonia
Government of Catalonia. Adisory Council for the National Transition
Report number 1. July 2013.

  The size of states and economic performance in the EU
Albert Castellanos, Elisenda Paluzie and Daniel Tirado
Centre Maurits Coppieters. CMC Policy Papers 2/2012. December 2012.

  The size of countries: does it matter?
Alberto Alesina
Journal of the European Economic Association. Vol 1(2–3), April–May 2003.

The independence debate in Catalonia

  Independence: The Right to Decide
Graham Avery
12 June 2017.

  Breaking up Spain: Secession and individual rights
Jason Sorens, lecturer in the Government Department at Dartmouth College
Learn Liberty, 30 June 2017.

  Human rights regression in Spain: elected officials’ freedom of expression and the separation of powers
Sindic de Greuges de Catalunya (Catalan Ombudsman)
April 2017.

 Roadmaps and Gridlock: The drive for Catalan independence
Daniel Cetrà
Centre on Constitutional Change, September 2016.

  Chronicle of a Premeditated Offensive
Government of Catalonia
Barcelona, July 2015.

  Defence Budget: guiding principles, objectives, and distribution in time
Societat d’Estudis Militars (SEM)
3 June 2015.

  Economic expectations and support for secession in Catalonia: between causality and rationalization
Jordi Muñoz and Raül Tormos
European Political Science Review, 7, pp 315-341; Cambridge University Press, 2 May 2015 (online 7 August 2014).

  For true democracy in Catalonia
Societat Civil Catalana (SCC)
23 April 2015.

  Road map to Catalan Independence
Signed by CDC, ERC, ANC, AMI, and Òmnium Cultural
30 March 2015.

  El derecho a decidir en Cataluña: cronología de la construcción de un nuevo derecho democrático (in Spanish)
Mercè Barceló i Serramalera, Professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and Mercè Corretja, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona (UB)
Federalismi.it – Rivista di Diritto Pubblico Italiano, Comparato, Europeo; 25 February 2015.

  Better off on their own? Economic aspects of regional autonomy and independence movements in Europe
Frank Zipfel, Stefan Vetter and Daniel Pietzker
Deutsche Bank Research, Frankfurt am Main, 6 February 2015.
Original German version here.

  An estimation of the sovereign risk of a Catalan state
Joan Elias and Joan Maria Mateu, senior economists
Comissió d’Economia Catalana, Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya, January 2015.

  The Catalan Labyrinth. Independence or constitutional reform?
Susanne Gratius & Kai-Olaf Lang
SWP – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Berlin). SWP-Aktuell 2015/A. 05 Januar 2015.
Original German version here.

  White paper: Barcelona, the capital of a new state
149 authors.
Barcelona City Council, December 2014.

  Il futuro politico della Catalogna (in Italian)
Antoni Abat i Ninet, Enoch Albertí Rovira, Xavier Arbós Marín, Marc Carrillo, Víctor Ferreres Comella, Jordi Matas Dalmases and Carles Viver i Pi-Sunyer. Coordinated by Laura Cappuccio and Gennaro Ferraiuolo.
Federalismi.it – Rivista di Diritto Pubblico Italiano, Comparato, Europeo; 26 November 2014.

  The Spanish government should offer Catalonia a referendum on federalism, not independence
Francesc Trillas, academic in the Department of Applied Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog, London School of Economics (LSE), 25 November 2014.

  La situation politique en Catalogne : quels défis ? (in French)
Didier Billion, directeur adjoint de l’Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS)
Affaires Strategiques, IRIS, 24 November 2014.

  Catalonia in World Competitiveness 2014
Institute for Management Development (IMD)
IMD World Competitiveness Center, Lausanne (Switzerland), October 2014.

  Past the point of no return for Catalonia
Josep Maria Reniu, professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona and member of the National Transition Advisory Council
Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
The World Today, Volume 70, Number 5,

  Catalonia’s Separatist Swell
Cale Salih
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. (DGAP), October 2014, DGAPkompakt N° 12.

  Catalonia in Contention
Ali Hakim
Harvard Political Review. September 27, 2014.

  The View from Catalonia.
The Ins and Outs of the Independence Movement.
Carles Boix and J.C. Major
Foreign Affairs. September 11, 2014.

  Ativismo cidadão pelo direito de decidir (in Portuguese)
Cândido Grzybowski, sociologist and Director of Ibase (Instituto Brasileiro de Análises Sociais e Econômicas)
Rio de Janeiro. May 2014.

  Memorandum of Societat Civil Catalana with regard to the secessionist process
Societat Civil Catalana
Barcelona. May 2014.

  Estrechar lazos en libertad (in Spanish)
Government of Catalonia. Presidential Department
Barcelona. February 2014.

  Cataluña en España. Por la convivencia democrática (in Spanish)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
Madrid. February 2014.

  Catalonia in Spain. For Democratic Coexistence (in English)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
Madrid. February 2014.

  Katalonien in Spanien. Für ein demokratisches Miteinander (in German)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
Madrid. February 2014.

  La Catalogne en Espagne. Pour la coexistence démocratique (in French)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
Madrid. February 2014.

  The Domain of Spain: how likely is Catalan independence?
Xavier Vilà Carrera
World Affairs. January/February 2014.

  20 Questions and Answers on the Secession of Catalonia
FAES. Fundación para el Análisis y los Estudios Sociales
January 2014.

  Catalonia’s March Toward Self-Determination
Carles Boix and J. C. Major
Politique étrangère (vol. 78). January 2014.

  Por una reforma constitucional federal (in Spanish)
Fundació Rafael Campalans
Documento de trabajo N.164. May 2013.

  The rise of secessionism in Catalonia has emerged out of the will to decide the region’s political destiny as a nation
Montserrat Guibernau, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London
EUROPP – European Politics and Policy. London School of Economics and Political Science. May 2012.

  Europe’s Stateless Nations in the Era of Globalization. The Case for Catalonia’s Secession from Spain
Josep Desquens
The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs. Johns Hopkins University. Spring 2003.


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