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Using Spanish law to block Catalonia’s independence consultation may simply encourage Catalans to construct their own ‘alternative legality’

Torbisco Casals, Neus and Krisch, Nico (2014) Using Spanish law to block Catalonia’s independence consultation may simply encourage Catalans to construct their own ‘alternative legality’. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Catalan government has pledged to hold a consultation on independence from Spain on 9 November, under a different legal basis from the proposal that Catalan President Artur Mas had originally announced, which was declared illegal by the Spanish constitutional court. Nevertheless, with less than a week until the vote, the latest plan is also facing a legal challenge and might also be blocked. Neus Torbisco Casals and Nico Krisch assess whether the use of legal obstacles to prevent a Catalan independence referendum is likely to be successful long-term. They argue that while the law within a state is afforded a degree of legitimacy, it cannot provide a solution entirely. Only a political agreement which recognises the views of Catalonia’s citizens can provide a lasting settlement.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021 00:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71662

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