Sovereignty Referendums in International and Constitutional by İlker Gökhan Şen

By İlker Gökhan Şen

This e-book makes a speciality of sovereignty referendums, which were used all through diverse ancient sessions of democratization, decolonization, devolution, secession and country construction. Referendums on questions of sovereignty and self-determination were an important part of the overseas political and criminal panorama because the French Revolution, and feature been a critical aspect within the answer of territorial matters from the referendum in Avignon in 1791 till this day. newer examples contain Quebec, East Timor, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico and South Sudan. the worldwide goal of this publication is to accomplish a greater empirical and criminal realizing of sovereignty referendums and similar difficulties in foreign and nationwide legislation and politics. hence, it offers readers a entire examine of sovereignty referendums from the views of either foreign and constitutional law.

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And thus (possess) of a government representing the whole people belonging to the territory. ” These theories still favour the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state, but with one possible exception that certain minorities suffer from serious violations of fundamental human rights. Yet the scope and nature of the violations that may legitimate the secession are controversial. See, for a further discussion, Tancredi (2006), pp. 171–207 and Murswiek (1993), p. 25. 60 Moore (2010), p. 86.

71 For the relevant discussion, see Butler and Ranney (1994), pp. 11–14. However, even the skeptics of direct democracy, like Schumpeter, conceded the convenience of referendums regarding “the most important decisions” of a polity (Schumpeter [1984] 2003, p. 5). 72 Butler and Ranney (1994), p. 15; see also Cronin (1999), pp. 12–17 and 41–42; Calligan (2001), p. 111. 73 Hamon (1995), p. 50. 74 Habermas (1996), pp. 448–450. 75 McCormick (1997), p. 737. 34 3 Sovereignty Referendums in the System of Politics sociological point of view then, the participatory democratic model of discourse principle opens the way for active participation in lawmaking, and this may provide the participants with the feeling of being influential in the taking of important political decisions.

11 Auer (2007), pp. 262–264; Gallagher (1997), pp. 73–76; Rideau (1997), pp. 87–113. lname¼votes&table¼votes&id¼57548&continent¼ Eu rope&countrygeo¼165&stategeo¼11429&citygeo¼&level¼2&recent¼1. Retrieved 14 March 2013. lname¼votes&table¼votes&page¼1&parent_id¼&sub linkname¼results&id¼57652. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 14 White and Hill (1996), pp. 158, 159 and 167. 15 For example, see Go¨nenc¸ (2002), p. 352; Brunner (2001), pp. 220 and 221. For particular cases, Estonia: Ruus (2001), pp. 51–53; Lithuania: Krupavicius and Zvaliauskas (2001), p.

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