Explaining secessionism: what do we really know about it?

  • Authors
  • Requejo, F.; Sanjaume-Calvet, M.
  • UPF authors
  • REQUEJO COLL, FERRAN; SANJAUME I CALVET, MARC;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Politics and Governance
  • Publication year
  • 2021
  • Volume
  • 9
  • Number
  • 4
  • Pages
  • 371-375
  • ISSN
  • 2183-2463
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • amp; Sanjaume-Calvet, 2015; Sanjaume¿Calvet, 2020). Despite the importance of normative theories, these approaches do not provide explanations for secessionism, although most of them are built on implicit explanations of these phenomena. The field of explanatory theories of secession focuses mainly on the individual and/or aggregate preconditions and variables that correlate (or not) with the presence (or absence) of secessionist movements in specific territories. Through our general guiding question¿¿what do we really know about the explanations for secessionism?¿¿we try to disentangle the current explanations of secessionism by using empirical analyses, combining comparative politics and case studies. We bring together several different analytical perspectives, from political economy, nationalism, electoral behaviour, and institutional studies. Beyond these empirical perspectives, the issue puts forward some normative implications based on what we know and what we do not know about the existence of secessionist claims.
  • Complete citation
  • Requejo, F.; Sanjaume-Calvet, M.. Explaining secessionism: what do we really know about it?. Politics and Governance 2021; 9(4): 371-375.
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