Event Title

Catalonia’s referendum for independence and the “Kosovo precedent”

Session

Political Science & International Relations

Description

It has been more than ten years that the disputed notion “Kosovo precedent” has been circulating in political, diplomatic and some “academic” centers. Catalonia’s referendum on independence, on October 1st 2017, gave rise to this concept’s returning, much more actively, than before, especially in Serbia and Russia, trying to explain the last developments in the spanish region, as a consequence of “Kosovo precedent”. This paper’s main hypothesis is that Kosovo’s independence is not a case of secessionism, based on the right of self-determination and as such, there is no “Kosovo precedent” for secionisst movements neither in the region and Europe, nor in the world.

Session Chair

Islam Lauka

Session Co-Chair

Alfred Marleku

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-10-2017 2:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.319

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Catalonia’s referendum for independence and the “Kosovo precedent”

Durres, Albania

It has been more than ten years that the disputed notion “Kosovo precedent” has been circulating in political, diplomatic and some “academic” centers. Catalonia’s referendum on independence, on October 1st 2017, gave rise to this concept’s returning, much more actively, than before, especially in Serbia and Russia, trying to explain the last developments in the spanish region, as a consequence of “Kosovo precedent”. This paper’s main hypothesis is that Kosovo’s independence is not a case of secessionism, based on the right of self-determination and as such, there is no “Kosovo precedent” for secionisst movements neither in the region and Europe, nor in the world.