IPA Institute for Political Analysis Prof. Dr. Volker von Prittwitz
Separation - a Democratic Right? The    current    events    in    Catalonia    a    low    level    of    public reflection.    Since,    in    this    case,    two    absolute    ideas    are confronted     with     each     other     without     any     analytical mediation:   the   idea   of   independence   as   a   democratic   free right    and    the    idea    of    unitarian    constitutional    law.    In political   analysis,   in   contrast,   politics   is   conceived   of   in terms    of    multi-level    systems.    Even    big    national    states such    as    the    USA,    China,    or    Russia    do    have    to    respect international      and      global      bonds.      Otherwise      they encounter   opposition   and   lose   ground   -   or   they   risk   war… The   conzept   of   absolute   independence   is   premodern   and should   be   replaced   by   the   concept   of   Bound   Governance. Based     on     this     concept,     generally     relations     between freedoms   and   bonds   are   at   stake   -   in   any   case   a   subject   of differentiated governance including negotiation…