2 Goettingen J. Int'l L. 997 (2010)
From Kosovo to Catalonia: Separatism and Integration in Europe

handle is hein.journals/gojil2 and id is 1001 raw text is: Goettingen Journal of International Law 2 (2010) 3, 997-1033

From Kosovo to Catalonia: Separatism and
Integration in Europe
Christopher J. Borgen*
Table of Contents
Abstract .............................................. 999
A.     Introduction: A Tale of Two Opinions..       .................999
B.     Kosovo and the Law of Self Determination.........       ...... 1001
I. Kosovo's Declaration.        .............................1001
II. International Law and Self-Determination      ............... 1003
III. The ICJ and the Kosovo Advisory Opinion      .............. 1006
IV. Reactions and Implications     .....................   ..... 1008
C.    Nationalism and the EU: Blood, Soil, and Globalization ............. 1009
I. Nations and States                        ................................ 1009
II. Many Nationalities in One Nation: Spain..........      ...... 1011
1. The Basque Country      ............................ 1013
2. Catalonia         ..............................    ...... 1016
III. Kosovo (as Seen from Spain) and the Limits of the ICJ.............1018
* Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Studies at St. John's University
School of Law in New York City. This essay benefited from comments and
suggestions from Lori Outzs Borgen, Peggy McGuinness, and Brad Roth. I am also
grateful to Nicole Rosich for her excellent research assistance in preparation of this
essay and to the editors and staff of the Goettingen Journal of International Law for
their fine editorial work. Any mistakes are solely my own. The main text of this article
was completed in December, 2010.
doi: 10.3249/1868-1581-2-3-borgen

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