The Effects of Independence Referendums on Secessionist Dynamics

The Effects of Independence Referendums on Secessionist Dynamics
A Public Lecture by Ms. Alexandra Remond, PhD Candidate

Date: Wednesday May 3 at 1:00-2:00pm

Location: 145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Room KMX 218, Lamoureux Building, University of Ottawa Campus

Places are limited, please RSVP by email to George Stairs at or by calling 613-244-3360 ext. 225

This presentation will introduce Ms. Remond’s findings from her thesis research uncovering the effects of independence referendums on secessionist dynamics, including state-creation, peace and stability, and long-term implications for the future of secessionist movements. Including an explanation of her dataset of secessionist movements and independence referendums from 1905 to 2014, and an in-depth case study of Quebec and Montenegro. Ms. Remond seeks to explore the concept of ‘consensual’ independence, and how it may come about and how these referendums may potentially increase or decrease the likelihood of a successful secession. Further, Ms. Remond also seeks to uncover what aspects of referendum design and campaign may impede or contribute to electoral mobilisation.

Alexandra Remond is currently a PhD Student in Politics at The University of Edinburgh studying secessionism and independence referendums. She previously held a research position working on constitutional reforms in the UK following the Scottish independence referendum. She holds a MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge and before that worked in research at the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen where she focused on federalism and power-sharing.
This event organized by the Forum of Federations in cooperation with Professor André Lecours of the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

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