Constitutional Right to Secede and Constitutional Reform

  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
Part of the Federalism and Internal Conflicts book series (FEINCO)


Although contemporary constitutions do not tend to recognize any right to secede, several exceptions are presented in this chapter. A qualified constitutional right to secede, as a special type of constitutional amending procedure, is defended with the aim of fostering consensual secession, recognition and accommodation of national pluralism, cooperation and compromise between majority and minority nations, and multinational integration and stability.

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  • Pau Bossacoma Busquets
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  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity Pompeu FabraBarcelona, CataloniaSpain

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