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Territorial Tensions in the Canadian Federation

Ahead of Canada's federal elections, André Lecours of the University of Ottawa assesses the prospects of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, in the face of electoral instability.
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Debunking Hong Kong's Rule of Law Myth: There is no rule of law without democracy

In a guest blog, Canadian political scientist Jean-François Dupré argues that Hong Kong's rule of law myth cannot exist in the absence of democracy.
India

The 2019 Indian general elections and the demise of political federalism?

Wilfried Swenden examines the 2019 Indian general elections and asks was it the demise of political federalism?
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Spain’s new Government is “a-changin”?

Luis Moreno, Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), looks at the unfavourable parliamentary arithmetic facing Prime Minister Sánchez and his PSOE party.
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Where to for Catalan Independentists in the European Parliament?

Judith Sijstermans (University of Edinburgh) considers how Catalonia's new nationalist MEPs can make an impact in the European Parliament.
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Basque Country and Catalonia: Different Paths to Recognition

Spain’s changing politics cannot be understood without considering its internal, national disputes argues Dr. Ander Errasti-Lopez of the European University Institute, Florence.
Kiev

The politician and the showman

In this final contribution to the majority nationalism series, Nataliia Kasianenko of Fresno State University reflects on the recent elections in Ukraine, analyzing the discourse of the campaign.
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Election 2019: What now for Spanish politics?

In the first of our new blog series, Politics in a Changing Spain, Dr Robert Liñeira (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) looks at the recent parliamentary election and its implications for the future of Spanish politics.

Finding the Ways Forward on Kashmir

Dr Nitasha Kaul shares her personal and academic reflections on the ongoing crisis in Kashmir.