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The rise of Catalan independence: Spain's territorial crisis

Dowling, Andrew 2017. The rise of Catalan independence: Spain's territorial crisis. Federalism Studies, Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

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Abstract

As recently as the mid-2000s, Catalonia was described and analysed by scholars as exhibiting a non-secessionist nationalism and was seen within Europe and beyond as a role model for successful devolution which had much to teach other parts of the world. The Spanish state seemed to be on a journey towards an authentic federal order and was generally admired. However, the new century has been marked by an ever-growing independence movement, with 47.8 per cent of Catalonia voting in favour of independence in September 2015. Pro-independence mobilization has produced a rupture in political relations with the rest of Spain leading to a sovereignty struggle with Madrid. This book explores how an accumulation of long-, medium- and short-term factors have produced the current situation and why the Spanish territorial model has been unable or possibly, unwilling, to respond. The Catalan question is not purely a Spanish problem: it has direct implications for the traditional nation-state model, in Europe and beyond.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Additional Information: Note: copyright year in book is 2018.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781472459848
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2020 16:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/102715

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