Associate Statehood for Scotland as the Way to Stay in Both the United Kingdom and the European Union: The Liechtenstein Example


KOLÇAK H.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS, vol.17, no.1, pp.40-58, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-58
  • Keywords: Brexit referendum, constitutional crisis, Scottish independence, associate statehood, European Union membership, INDEPENDENCE, REFERENDUM, TERRITORIAL, SOVEREIGNTY, MANAGEMENT, FEDERACY, AUTONOMY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The Brexit Referendum in which the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) without a nation-wide consensus upon this vote has resulted in a new constitutional crisis in Britain. As an outcome, Scotland, which strongly backed the Remain vote, is now searching for a constitutional option that enables it to stay in both the UK and the EU. As an interdisciplinary study which pays a particular attention to the confederal relationship between Liechtenstein and Switzerland, this article emphasises that associate statehood might be a constitutional option that would allow Scotland to stay in both of the unions.