Discussing Autonomy and Independence for Corsica

Gunter Lauwers

in Contextualizing Secession

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258710
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601880 | DOI:
 Discussing Autonomy and Independence for Corsica

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Up to the mid-seventies, the nationalist Corsicans did not seek independent statehood but political autonomy within France. Violent incidents since 1975 and the fact that the demand for autonomy was not met before 1982 led to a radicalization. Terrorism remains since then a feature of Corsican politics. Gives an assessment as well as a normative evaluation of the institutional reforms in Corsica from 1982 up to the present.

Keywords: Corsica; ethnic conflicts; France; nationalism; regionalism; secession; terrorism

Chapter.  10340 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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