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Should Catalonia hold an independence referendum? Four responses from EUROPP contributors

Trillas, Francesc, Guibernau, Montserrat, Costa-i-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Olivas, José Javier (2014) Should Catalonia hold an independence referendum? Four responses from EUROPP contributors. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Sep 2014). Website.

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A demonstration in support of Catalan independence from Spain was held on 11 September to coincide with the National Day of Catalonia. With no agreement between the Catalan and Spanish governments over whether a proposed referendum on independence should be held in November, we asked four of EUROPP’s contributors to give their views. Francesc Trillas: “Catalonia should find a better way than a secession referendum to decide about its future constitutional status” Montserrat Guibernau: “Why should Catalans be ‘different’ from the Scots? Are they second-rate citizens?” Joan Costa-i-Font: “An independence referendum is the only solution to the current constitutional conundrum” José Javier Olivas: “This referendum would likely aggravate rather than solve the complex social problems that have emerged during the recent economic crisis”

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:17
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:39

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