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New development: Comparative perspectives on political divorce settlements—what happens when a country secedes?

Matt Qvortrup

Public Money & Management, 2013, vol. 33, issue 4, 305-308

Abstract: This article presents an overview of the legal issues pertaining to the possible secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom. International law and existing norms are few and far between. However, many issues, such as the right to secession, settlement of debt and membership of international organizations are relatively well established. The likely conclusions are that Scotland would have to apply for membership of international organizations. However, it is far from certain that Scotland would have to pay its share of the UK's national debt.

Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2013.799839

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