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About Lorenzo Piccoli

Lorenzo Piccoli is a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. He works on self-government and citizenship policies. He collaborates with the Italian NGO Unimondo. He tweets @piccolimeister.

Articles by Lorenzo Piccoli

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why international interdependence has reduced the costs of secession

As countries collaborate more and more, there is less and less need to band together in big national units.

Civil rights: playing the territorial card

Sub-state institutions may claim that they need self-government in order to maintain their distinct progressive tradition while, in reality, the distinct progressive tradition is often created in order to justify claims to self-government. 

Are smaller avenues of collective self-determination emerging out of the crisis?

Is national citizenship still a valid organizational factor in the context of the crisis? A radical re-thinking of political citizenship, based on smaller entities such as Catalonia, Scotland or Flanders, may emerge as a reaction to growing imbalances.

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