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What the independence referendums in Québec suggest about Scotland

Lecours, Andre (2014) What the independence referendums in Québec suggest about Scotland. British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The current dynamics of the debate in Scotland recalls very much what Québec experienced in its referendums of 1980 and 1995, writes André Lecours. While there are striking similarities, such as the bulk of the argument against independence resting on the potential economic and financial implications of secession, there are also important differences, such as the absence of any debate about the majority required to trigger the process of secession. The Québec experience also suggests, among other things, that the SNP is unlikely to be tarnished in a post-‘no’ Scotland, and that the debate on independence is certainly not closed.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1001 Canada (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 08:01
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74446

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