i) The comparison between perceived and desired levels of state decentralization (Source: CIS 2012/2956)
Only Navarra, Catalonia and the Basque Country – among the Spain’s seventeen territorial communities – demonstrate a desire for greater decentralization in relation to what they perceive as already having been achieved. Madrid is at the opposite pole, showing the strongest desire to reduce it2.
ii) Comparison between perceived and desired levels self-government in each territorial communities (Source: CIS 2012/2956)
iii) The preferences for future models of territorial organization (Source: CIS 2012/2956)
- In the next blog, The Search for a Stable Territorial Model, I’ll consider how these two very different – but equally genuinely held – approaches came to be such a powerful force in Spanish and Catalan politics.
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