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A tale of changing destinies: why the Catalans are pushing for independence rather than the Basques

Gray, Caroline (2017) A tale of changing destinies: why the Catalans are pushing for independence rather than the Basques. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Nov 2017). Website.

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Abstract

While all eyes are currently on Catalonia, it was the Basque Country that first sought a degree of sovereignty from Spain over a decade ago, when then Basque President, Juan José Ibarretxe, proposed redefining the Basque relationship with Spain as one of 'free association'. But why did Madrid's refusal of Ibarretxe's proposals result in a return to moderation, whereas deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his allies decided to defy Madrid and proceed with their plans? Caroline Gray explains the different responses.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 15:07
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86053

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