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

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By: Dr Igor Calzada, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Lecturer at the University of Oxford & Ikerbasque

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.

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