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Marc Sanjaume-Calvet

Marc Sanjaume-Calvet
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Institut d'Estudis de l'Autogovern

Doctor of Political Science

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In this thematic issue we discuss what we really know about the explanations for secessionism. Over the last few decades, an increasing number of new analyses on secessionism have appeared, regarding both its normative and its empirical dimensions. We can distinguish at least three types of research questions that categorise the current analyses of...
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The Spanish political system limits individual MP participation in parliamentary debate favoring parties and parliamentary groups. Using data of the 7th to 10th legislative terms of Spain’s lower chamber (2000–2016) to explore the role of inter- and intra-party factors to MP floor participation, results show that parties and groups constrain MP beh...
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This article explores the strategic functions of independence referendums. These referendums are normally framed as popular decisions on statehood over a certain territory. However, I argue that the popular will does not always have the decisory function that plebiscitarian theories suggest. In fact, actual decision referendums are rare; often inde...
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The book Strategies of Secession and Counter-Secession edited by professors Ryan D. Grifiths and Diego Muro is a major and necessary contribution to the study of secessionism. The book should be read not only by scholars and students of territorial politics but by practitioners and political actors too. The chapters gathered in this volume offer us...
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This article explores party strategies in electoral competition in Catalonia in order to test the existence of ethnic outbidding (Chandra, 2005; Zuber and Szöcsik, 2015). We contribute with original findings on this case by addressing the evolution of political parties’ discourses through a qualitative analysis of their manifestos for the last five...
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Referendums on independence in liberal democracies are rare, even more so when held without the agreement of the central government. On 1 October 2017, a referendum on independence took place in Catalonia despite the opposition of Spanish central authorities and the lack of Constitutional support. This article analyses and attempts to explain this...
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Is the political independence of a territory in a liberal democracy legitimate? Where does the referendum held in Catalonia on 1 October 2017 stand in relation to the comparative politics of cases of independence referendums around the world? We have analysed the first question, which is political and moral in nature, in previous studies based on t...
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Moral reasoning is the most common approach to secession in political philosophy. Just‐cause, choice and liberal‐cultural theories rely on moral conceptions of political authority. This article examines an alternative view through an exploration of moral theories of secession from a realist perspective. Realism has recently seen a revival as a form...
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Asymmetry may foster equal recognition and reasonable accommodation. This can be achieved by means of acknowledging and respecting some differences of minority nations that distinguish them from territories of the majority nation. While asymmetry seems in tension with surface equality between units of self-government, it can foster deep equality be...
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This article is a synthesis of the Theory of Nationalism in Anderson’s work and argues its applicability to ‘Stateless Nations’. The author’s point of departure is the interpretations that have been made of Anderson’s definition of nations as ‘imagined communities’. Anderson’s definition is presented as universal, realistic and capable of embracing...
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La persistance des revendications à l'autonomie des nations minoritaires, illustrées notamment par les demandes historiques du Québec, des peuples autochtones et du peuple corse, ainsi que par le référendum de l'Écosse (septembre 2014), et les élections en Catalogne (septembre 2015), remet en question les institutions politiques de l'État souverain...
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The volume “Pro-independence Movements and Immigration: Discourse, Policy and Practice”, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Patricia Popelier, explores the ways in which pro-independence movements and the governments of sub-state nations view and interact with new immigrants. It also examines the attitudes of new minorities toward pro-independe...
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Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international recognition of a new Catalan state and its membersh...
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This paper analyzes the forms of legitimation of Canadian federalism in relation to the Rawlsian notion of overlapping consensus as applied to federalism by Wayne Norman. From the works of Dimitrios Karmis and Alain-G. Gagnon, the paper presents three types of federalism: universalist, communitarian and utilitarian, which are discussed in relation...
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In this article I analyse the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) social movement in Spain through the concept of hospitality. In doing so, I develop a double hypothesis concerning the PAH. First, I consider the possibility of the PAH social movement as a public outcry of the ethics and politics of hospitality. Second, I identify a type o...
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Le cas de la Catalogne : l’autodétermination, le fédéralisme ou la sécession? Ce texte discute de la situation politique prévalant en Catalogne depuis l’avènement de l’État des autonomies en 1978 et analyse son incapacité à renouveler ses institutions. L’accent est d’abord mis dans ce texte sur les avancées majeures faites par les forces favorables...
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Mendieta, Eduardo; VanAntwerpen, Jonathan (eds.) (2011)The Power of Religion in the Public SphereNova York: Columbia University Press, 128 p.ISBN: 978-0-231-15645-5
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In this article we review the main theories of secession from a normative point of view relating them to the debate on the constitutionalization of secession and the Catalan case. Our conclusion is that secession conflicts are complex from the normative point of view since several issues related to justice and democracy are involved in them. For th...
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The academic debate about the secession of a territory which is part of a liberal democracy state displays an initial contrast. On the one hand, practical secessionist movements usually legitimize their position using nationalist arguments linked to the principle of national self- determination. On the other hand, we find in academia few defenders...
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catalàEn aquesta primera dècada del s.XXI, Catalunya ha virat ideológicament cap a l'independentisme. Aquest gir fa necessaria una anàlisi profunda, no només de la legalitat domèstica i internacional, sinó també de la legitimitat política de les demandes independentistes. Aquest article presenta de manera esquemàtica tres teories de la secessiò que...

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La Biblioteca espanola es una colección de libros, varios textos y capítulos publicados por el Alain-G. Gagnon y dedicada a explorar la profunda diversidad dentro de las democracias multinacionales.
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La Biblioteca Catalana és una col·lecció de llibres, diversos textos i capitols publicats per l’Alain-G. Gagnon i dedicada a explorar la profunda diversitat dins de les democràcies multinacionals.