This edited collection gathers together Canadian and non-Canadian scholars to reflect on and celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the Quebec Secession Reference, delivered by the Canadian Supreme Court in 1998. It opens with
two Canadian scholars exchanging thoughts on the legacy of the reference from a domestic perspective as one of
the most questioned decisions of the Canadian Supreme Court. To follow, non-Canadian scholars discuss the
impact of this reference abroad, reflecting upon its influence in European and non-European contexts (Spain,
Scotland, the EU after Brexit, Eastern European Countries, Ethiopia, and Asia). Two final chapters, one by a lawyer
and one by a political scientist, explore the democratic theory behind that reference.