Referenda at home and overseas: comparing dynamics and impact

In the context of the 80th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, this conference seeks to reflect on understandings of sovereignty, self-determination and self-government, their place in public discourse and their translation into British policies – local, national and international. 

Chair: Marc Chatterji, Université de Picardie Jules Verne

  • Maria Mut Bosque, Universitat Internacional de Barcelona, ‘The sovereignty referenda in Gibraltar as a means of self-determination’
  • Philippe Cauvet, Université de Poitiers, ‘From the 1973 Northern Ireland Border Poll to the post Brexit Referendum crisis: reflexions on the democratic value of referendums in Northern Ireland and in the UK’

This panel session was part of the Afterlives of the Atlantic Charter: sovereignty, self-determination and self-government in British politics since 1941 Conference which was organised and supported by Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institut universitaire de France, Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CORPUS and Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin/CHCSC.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Maria Mut Bosque and Philippe Cauvet
Event date: 
Friday, 11 June 2021 - 4:00pm