‘The Song Remains The Same?’ Constitutional Developments in Catalonia and Scotland in 2015

Daniel Cetra, Malcolm Harvey

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Abstract

Scotland and Catalonia have long been seen as comparative cases: distinctive minority national identities with autonomist movements that have seen a measure of electoral or constitutional success. In 2014, both cases reached a critical juncture, with an official referendum in Scotland and a non-binding ‘participation process’ in Catalonia. Those events have been studied in detail elsewhere, but the focus of this article is on the aftermath – specifically, the political and constitutional developments in each case in the 12 months following their respective votes. In particular, we look at the plethora
of actors involved in each case, the evolution of their attitudes and strategies and conclude that, irrespective of recent developments, the constitutional question will remain on the agenda in both Scotland and Catalonia for the foreseeable future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Yearbook of Minority Issues
EditorsSia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Arie Bloed, Ilze Brands Kehris, Rainer Hofmann, Tove Hansen Malloy, Joseph Marko, John Packer, Francesco Palermo, Petra Roter, Markku Suksi
PublisherBrill
Chapter6
Volume14
ISBN (Print)9789004341739
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2017

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