Tag Archives: Spanish constitution

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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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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Jul 24 2014

The Spanish government has to engage constructively with a rising Catalan secessionist movement

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By Diego Muro and Martijn Vlaskamp The Catalan secessionist movement may fail in bringing about the political independence of Catalonia, but it has already succeeded at one thing: getting their supporters’ hopes up. Within the pro-independence campaign there are many … Continue reading

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Jun 17 2014

Time to Get Hold of the Republican Movement in Spain

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By Alfonso Valero Following the abdication of Spanish king Juan Carlos I, surprisingly close to the ground-breaking results of the European elections, a relatively marginal debate of Monarchy vs. Republic has been re-opened in Spain. These confrontations are deeply rooted … Continue reading

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Dec 6 2013

On the “right to decide”

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By Sonia Sierra and Jose Javier Olivas As we have seen with regard to other dimensions of the Euro Crisis, the discussion about the Catalan independence in Spain has also brought to the fore an interesting struggle over the framing … Continue reading

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