This conference brought together a number of first-class scholars from Europe and North America to deal with the issues raised by the current discussion in the political realm and academia about possible constitutional, institutional or political responses to secessionist demands in several advanced democracies such as UK, Spain, Belgium or Canada. The conference counted on around 25 participants, both seasoned scholars and younger ones, with cuttingedge expertise in comparative federalism, constitutional change and reforms, secessionism and ethnic politics and nationalism, coming from Spain, UK, Germany, and Canada. Several scholars of St Antony’s, Nuffield, Worcester College or St Cross Colleges from Oxford University also participated as discussants or chairing the panels.

25-26 May 2017. European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.