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Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

The Catalan elections are unlikely to resolve the conflict in Spain. But they should open room for dialogue as there is no other option that could restore legitimacy.

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Catalonia: From Secessionism to Secession?

Secessionists consider unilateral actions as a possibility, but the costs of a non-negotiated break-up, without a Spanish recognition, would be high in the EU context.

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Inching towards Independence? The Game of Cat and Mouse between Catalonia and Spain

Will Catalonia become an independent state, despite Madrid’s insistence that the territorial integrity of Spain is nonnegotiable?

Review – Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country

Review – Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country

Whitfield does a great job introducing a key contemporary conflict. Important themes, however, are buried under her otherwise excellent historical analysis.

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

In the modern era, sovereignty disputes such as those over Gibraltar have become commonplace, and have proved an area ripe for academic deconstruction.

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

There has not been much consideration of how Scotland potentially seceding from the UK might impact the Basque movement in Spain. Despite the many similarities between the two cases, it is unlikely to have much impact.

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