Referendums in Federal States: Territorial Pluralism, Self-Determination and the Challenge of Direct Democracy
From Jennifer Bolton
Questions of self-determination are ever-present within the world order created by the United Nations and, if anything, they seem to be increasingly present, creating a difficult test for the international community and its institutions. The European Union is no exception to this and several national communities claim their right to self-determination in respect to one of its Member States. So far, the European Union has painstakingly avoided any involvement in these political disputes and has supported whatever course of action the concerned Member States have had to these demands, arguably overlooking some of the democratic principles that are the basis of the Union.
Details and abstract at https://lisd.princeton.edu/events/referendums-federal-states-territorial-pluralism-self-determinatio...