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Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?: A Debate on Secession within the European Union

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe?: A Debate on Secession within the European Union

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Xavier Cuadras Morató
March 31, 2020

Catalonia: A New Independent State in Europe examines the main issues of the political process which is taking place in Catalonia today. The political confrontation between the Spanish and Catalan institutions has now reached the international arena, especially the debates concerning international...

Political Party Dynamics and Democracy in Sweden:: Developments since the ‘Golden Age’

Political Party Dynamics and Democracy in Sweden:: Developments since the ‘Golden Age’

1st Edition

Tommy Moller
January 17, 2020

Sweden has often been described as a democratic forerunner, with one of the world's most stable party systems and with a well-functioning parliamentary system. However, the political landscape in Sweden has undergone a rapid change in recent years. The institutions of the political system – not...

Ukraine: Contested Nationhood in a European Context: Contested Nationhood in a European Context

Ukraine: Contested Nationhood in a European Context: Contested Nationhood in a European Context

1st Edition

Ulrich Schmid
November 12, 2019

Ukraine: Contested Nationhood in a European Context challenges the common view that Ukraine is a country split between a pro-European West and a pro-Russian East. The volume navigates the complicated cultural history of Ukraine and highlights the importance of regional traditions for an...

Barcelona, the Left and the Independence Movement in Catalonia

Barcelona, the Left and the Independence Movement in Catalonia

1st Edition

Richard Gillespie
November 05, 2019

Created by social movement activists and left-wing parties during years of austerity, Barcelona en Comú, or the Comuns (as they are known in Catalan), won control of the city council of Barcelona in May 2015. The ensuing municipal government gave the city its first ever female mayor in the form of...

Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice

Beyond the Drug War in Mexico: Human rights, the public sphere and justice

1st Edition

Wil G. Pansters, Benjamin T. Smith, Peter Watt
July 29, 2019

This volume aims to go beyond the study of developments within Mexico’s criminal world and their relationship with the state and law enforcement. It focuses instead on the nature and consequences of what we call the ‘totalization of the drug war’, and its projection on other domains which are key...

The Taiwan Issue: Problems and Prospects

The Taiwan Issue: Problems and Prospects

1st Edition

Benjamin Schreer, Andrew T. H. Tan
July 23, 2019

While global attention has been focused on other regional issues, such as China-US tensions and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, little attention has been paid to Taiwan. Yet the so-called Taiwan issue, namely the continued separation of the island from mainland China, remains a major regional...

Bolivia: Geopolitics of a Landlocked State

Bolivia: Geopolitics of a Landlocked State

1st Edition

Ronald Bruce St John
July 23, 2019

Bolivia: Geopolitics of a Landlocked State goes beyond the traditional focus on inter-American relations, territorial issues and the maritime question to provide the first comprehensive study of Bolivian foreign policy from independence to the present day. It aims to redress the balance between the...

The Basque Contention: Ethnicity, Politics, Violence

The Basque Contention: Ethnicity, Politics, Violence

1st Edition

Ludger Mees
July 09, 2019

To the outside world, for some half a century, the words ‘Basque Country’ have provoked an almost instant association with the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA, Basque Homeland and Liberty) separatist group and violent conflict. The Basque Contention: Ethnicity, Politics, Violence attempts to undo this...

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country

1st Edition

Richard Gillespie, Caroline Gray
September 18, 2018

Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country offers an exploration of the dynamics behind contemporary shifts in the orientation of nationalist parties and movements with reference to Catalonia and the Basque country in Spain. The chapters were...

Political Change in Switzerland: From Stability to Uncertainty

Political Change in Switzerland: From Stability to Uncertainty

1st Edition

Clive H. Church
September 18, 2018

Political Change in Switzerland explains the striking recent political developments in Switzerland, an important but surprisingly little known and often misunderstood country, aiming to dissipate prevailing myths about Switzerland in its European context. Firstly, the title provides an analysis of...

Greece in the 21st Century: The Politics and Economics of a Crisis

Greece in the 21st Century: The Politics and Economics of a Crisis

1st Edition

Vassilis K. Fouskas, Constantine Dimoulas
April 10, 2018

For most of the first part of the 21st century Greece has been seen as a critical battlefield for the survival of the powerful and the adjustment or extinction of the weak, as if all the historical contradictions of the global financial crisis and the eurozone crisis were concentrated in that tiny...

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