Can the Social Contract Justify Secession? A Case Study of the Catalan Demand for Independence

Author(s): Eponine Howarth, Chloe Lui, Facundo Rodriguez, Ludovico Picciotto, Rory Gillis

Type: Research abstract

Department: Department of Government

Exhibit no: 85

This piece is the result of a qualitative group research project for the Undergraduate Political Review (UPR), sponsored by the Government department.

Applying the framework of the Social Contract, from the work of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau, we define the conditions for Catalan independence from Spain.