Secession as Risky Business: Economic Organizations

and the Politics of Independence Referenda
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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The Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair presents "Secession as Risky Business: Economic Organizations and the Politics of Independence Referenda"

The economic costs and benefits of independence are often the central element of debates in the lead-up to secession referenda. Despite the prominent role of economic organizations – both individual enterprises, and representative bodies – in these debates, scholars have largely ignored the political role of these crucial economic actors. This presentation maps the emergent strategies that businesses develop in times of constitutional uncertainty, and counter-strategies devised by pro-independence actors. The cases include Catalonia, Scotland, Quebec, and several non-Western counter-examples.

Karlo Basta, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.