Tag Archives: Referendum

Dec 8 2017

A Podcast on the Catalan Crisis

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With Jose Javier Olivas, Mireia Borrell and Michael Cottakis In this Talking Europe Podcast by the 1989 Generation Initiative our Editor Jose Javier Olivas Osuna discusses the Catalan crisis with Mireia Borrell, in a conversation moderated by Michael Cottakis. They set out the historical … Continue reading

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Sep 28 2017

An Explanation of the Current Political Situation in Catalonia

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By Javier Padilla and Luis Cornago Bonal In a recent post in The Guardian, the President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government of provoking the Catalan crisis by undermining “European values, civil rights, freedom of speech, freedom of … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2017

The Conflicting Identity Politics of Brexit

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By Henry Radice So far, for many people, the experience of Brexit appears to be one of real individual anxiety and pain set against a prospective, and increasingly unlikely, collective gain. This is the case for both non-British EU citizens … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2017

Does the Catalan Independence Movement Really ‘Love Democracy’?

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By Jose Javier Olivas On 9 June 2017, the Catalan government announced a self-determination referendum to be held on 1 October 2017. Two days later, next to a big banner with the slogan ‘Love Democracy’ and in front of 40,000 … Continue reading

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Dec 9 2016

A View on Brexit from Abroad

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By Henry Freeman Promises of an extra £350m a week, posted on the side of a bus. Doomsday economic predictions from the Remain campaign; the reply, “We’ve had enough of experts!”. Jo Cox MP shot dead in the street, the … Continue reading

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Oct 20 2016

Democracy Between Compromise and Control

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By Henry Radice The slogan ‘take back control’ was widely credited as a key factor in the UK’s vote to leave the EU on June 23rd.  That vote revealed many cleavages in how we understand our democracy. One significant one … Continue reading

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Jun 29 2016

Brexit and Democracy

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By Mary Kaldor The vote to leave Europe seems to have set off a spate of events spinning in different and dangerous directions. The two main political parties are falling apart. Scottish politicians are already a tabling a second referendum … Continue reading

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May 6 2016

Defenestrations: (Un)Framing the EU Referendum Debate, Part I

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By Henry Radice Observing (full disclosure: from the perspective of a strong supporter of Remain) the politics of the UK’s upcoming EU referendum, a number of problematic framings of the question of British membership of the EU appear relevant to … Continue reading

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Mar 9 2015

Would the United Kingdom survive an exit from the EU?

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By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott   In September 2014, the UK survived one of the most serious threats to its constitutional existence – the very closely run Scottish referendum on independence. That this was indeed perceived as a huge risk to the … Continue reading

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Sep 11 2014

Is an independence referendum the appropriate political tool to address the Catalan problem?

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By Jose Javier Olivas The question whether Catalonia should be allowed to hold an independence referendum can be approached from different angles. In addition to important legal and procedural issues, the organisation of this referendum is highly problematic from both … Continue reading

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