How do prospects of EU membership influence support for secession? A survey experiment in Catalonia and Scotland

  title={How do prospects of EU membership influence support for secession? A survey experiment in Catalonia and Scotland},
  author={Diego Muro and Martijn C. Vlaskamp},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={1115 - 1138}
Abstract The past years have been eventful for secessionist movements in Europe and in particular in Scotland and Catalonia. Supporters and opponents of secession of both stateless nations considered their prospects for future EU membership as an important part of the campaigns leading to the referendums. The article’s aim is to explore whether international factors influence domestic support for secession. In order to answer this puzzle, an on-line survey experiment (n = 2408) was carried out… 
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