Independence, Nationalism and Democracy

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Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building

Trinity College Dublin

Nassau Street

2 Dublin

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Movements for independence, within the EU in Scotland, Catalonia and the British vote to exit the EU, have become an increasingly prominent feature on Europe’s political landscape over recent years. But what challenges do seceding nations face and what are the potential gains in terms of policy autonomy and political sovereignty? Confirmed speakers who will explore these, and other issues related to contemporary European succession, include:

  • Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician, who will discuss the present political situation in Catalonia and the right to self-determination in Europe.

  • Marvin Suesse, Assistant Professor in Economics at Trinity College, who will examine the economic costs of sovereignty.

  • Michelle D’Arcy, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Trinity College, who will consider secession and the fiscal contract: reflections from the post-colonial world.


  • Emanuel Coman, Assistant Professor in Political Science at Trinity College, who will consider a theoretical analysis of Woodrow Wilson self-determination


The event will be chaired by Prof Gail McElroy, Professor in Political Science and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

All are welcome to attend. However, as space is limited advance registration here is recommended.

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Trinity College Dublin

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