Beginning with votes in Confederate states before the American Civil War, there have been 62 referendums of independence since 1861. Most of the referendums have resulted in yes-votes. Why are these referendums won? Contrary to earlier studies it is suggested that all referendums on independence succeed if there is elite consensus. The quantitative findings are complemented by a case-study looking at the determinants of voting in the Scottish independence referendums in 2014.
|Journal||Pázmány Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|