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Catalonia, Scotland and the EU: book launch (Centre on Constitutional Change)
25 April 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
At this online book launch, authors Niklas Bremberg and Richard Gillespie will be presenting their book: Catalonia, Scotland and the EU: Visions of Independence and Integration (Routledge).
Niklas Bremberg is Associate Professor in Political Science at Stockholm University and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Richard Gillespie is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool.
This event will be held on Zoom; a recording will be made publicly available on the Centre on Constitutional Change’s YouTube channel.
About the book
The electoral success of secessionist parties in Catalonia and Scotland over the last decade, together with Brexit and the support for Eurosceptic parties in many EU member states, have prompted a rethink of many taken-for-granted notions about politics in Spain, the UK and the EU. Secessionist parties in Catalonia and Scotland often combine calls for independence with support for the EU, but independence for Catalonia might entail the loss of EU membership. In the UK, Scotland voted for the UK to remain in the EU, yet it was forced to leave the Union along with the rest of the country: what effect has Brexit had on Scottish independence claims? Through comparing Catalonia and Scotland, this short volume aims to contribute to debates on, and advance knowledge of, visions of independence and integration, how they interrelate in Europe’s emergent political order, and what they entail for European integration and democracy in the EU.
View the book on the Routledge website:
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