publication . Article . 2012

Scottish Independence and the All-Affected Interests Principle

Saunders, Ben;
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  • Published: 23 Oct 2012 Journal: Politics, volume 33, pages 47-55 (issn: 0263-3957, eissn: 1467-9256, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United States
Abstract
It is frequently argued that non-Scottish UK citizens should be enfranchised in any referendum on the future of Scotland because they are affected by the decision. This article argues that this position cannot in fact be supported by the all-affected interests principle for two reasons. First, a consistent application of the all-affected interests principle would require enfranchising not only all UK citizens but also many non-UK citizens who are also affected. Second, doubt is cast upon the all-affected interests principle itself by consideration of other cases of separation, such as divorce.
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free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology, The All, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Secession, Referendum, Public administration, Law, Social science
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publication . Article . 2012

Scottish Independence and the All-Affected Interests Principle

Saunders, Ben;