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On a Possible Democratic Consult for the Independence of Catalonia [or Other Regions of Spain]

Authors: Ricardo Alvira

In recent times, there is a substantial debate about the right [or not] of inhabitants of certain regions of Spain 'to decide' whether they wish to continue forming part of Spain or become independent republics / states. Some political parties claim this ‘right to decide’ is a fundamental right of any democracy, while others argue the opposite. In this text, we review this issue from the Social Choice Theory point of view. We begin by reviewing the arguments of those who desire to change the current situation [those who request this ‘right to decide’], then outline the conditions that would allow for a democratic referendum on the independence [or not] of different regions of Spain.

Comments: 25 Pages.

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[v1] 2018-01-10 13:53:54

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