Topics Secession of territory

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

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Addresses secession or withdrawal of groups or territories of the state. In cases where secession is allowed, usually also specifies the legal process that must take place.




colonies; independence; protectorates; territories

Survey Questions

  • Are there provisions for the secession or withdrawal of parts of the state?
  • What are the provisions for seccession/withdrawal?