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Postindependence in Scotland, Catalonia and the Basque Country: City‐Regional Small Nations Beyond Nation‐States

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Clare de Mowbray

Book review for www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk

By: Dr Igor Calzada, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Lecturer at the University of Oxford & Ikerbasque
www.cityregions.org
www.postindependence.org

The UK and Spain are not depicted as having the same nation-­‐state DNA with regard to their respective histories and political-­‐cultural traditions. A glance at the current European regional comparative context reveals that, while the UK Government has legitimised the Scottish Government and supported the Scottish Independence referendum as being a highly democratic exercise, Spain stands out as remaining normatively inflexible without, so far, even contemplating any dialogue with the presidents of the Catalan and Basque Autonomies.

Postindependence_final.pdf (240.31 KB, application/pdf)

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