The Rise of Catalan Independence

Author: Andrew Dowling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317169444
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Political Science

As recently as the mid-2000s, Catalonia was described and analysed by scholars as exhibiting a non-secessionist nationalism and was seen within Europe and beyond as a role model for successful devolution which had much to teach other parts of the world. The Spanish state seemed to be on a journey towards an authentic federal order and was generally admired. However, the new century has been marked by an ever-growing independence movement, with 47.8 per cent of Catalonia voting in favour of independence in September 2015. Pro-independence mobilization has produced a rupture in political relations with the rest of Spain leading to a sovereignty struggle with Madrid. This book explores how an accumulation of long-, medium- and short-term factors have produced the current situation and why the Spanish territorial model has been unable or possibly, unwilling, to respond. The Catalan question is not purely a Spanish problem: it has direct implications for the traditional nation-state model, in Europe and beyond.

The Friend

Release Date: 1898
Genre: Society of Friends

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

Author: Jordi Catalan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319559827
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Nature

This book provides case studies and general views of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts occurring in the high mountains and analyses the implications for nature conservation. Case studies from the Pyrenees are preponderant, with a comprehensive set of mountain ranges surrounded by highly populated lowland areas also being considered. The introductory and closing chapters will summarise the main challenges that nature conservation may face in mountain areas under the environmental shifting conditions. Further chapters put forward approaches from environmental geography, functional ecology, biogeography, and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Organisms from microbes to large carnivores, and ecosystems from lakes to forest will be considered. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers in mountain ecosystems, students and nature professionals. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Medieval Iberia

Author: E. Michael Gerli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415939186
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Alphabetically arranged entries document the history of medieval Spain.

Regional Private Laws and Codification in Europe

Author: Hector L. MacQueen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139438786
Release Date: 2003-10-16
Genre: Law

Regions within European Union member states (such as Scotland in the UK and Catalonia in Spain) have their own legal systems: how will the process of 'Europeanization' affect them? This volume examines the phenomenon of 'regional' private law in the European Union, considering jurisdictions and laws below those of the member states and drawing comparisons with other such jurisdictions elsewhere in the world, such as Louisiana and Quebec. The whole is considered in relation to the development of European private law, and the use of codification in that process. This volume will be of interest to academic lawyers worldwide, advanced law students and European policy-makers.

Which European Union

Author: Sergio Fabbrini
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107103948
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Political Science

"In the EU experience, the very concept of union was formally used for the first time in the preamble of the 1957 Rome Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), when the signatory states expressed their determination "to lay the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe". This concept was then strengthened in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty or Treaty establishing the European Union (TEU), when the signatory states reaffirmed in the Treaty's preamble their resolution "to continue the process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe""--

Spain and Portugal

Author: Henry Smith Williams
ISBN: PRNC:32101063964850
Release Date: 1908
Genre: World history

Political Order in Changing Societies

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300116209
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

This now classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is an enduring contribution to modern political analysis. The foreword by Fukuyama assesses Huntingdon's achievement.

Spanish problems

Author: Manuel Maestro
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037717811
Release Date: 1948
Genre: Business & Economics

The House of Impossible Loves

Author: Cristina López Barrio
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547661193
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Cursed to suffer tragic love affairs and give birth to equally cursed daughters, a family of women in 20th-century Spain and France and their colorful inner circle watch over a youngest daughter's passionate affair with a landowner who leaves her pregnant and determined to make redemptive changes. 30,000 first printing.

National Identity and Europe in Times of Crisis

Author: Christian Karner
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781787149564
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Political Science

Europeanness is challenged by the multiple crises and debates happening across the continent. There is long-standing disagreement over Europe’s boundaries, and politicians and citizens continually reflect on the EU’s past, present and future. This book analyses such reflections and political struggles in a variety of national and local contexts.


Release Date: 1967-10-21

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