Catalonia: Nation Building Without a State by Kenneth McrobertsCatalonia: Nation Building Without a State by Kenneth Mcroberts

Catalonia: Nation Building Without a State

byKenneth Mcroberts

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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Catalonia presents an interesting instance of what are termed 'minority nations' or stateless nations'. Whereas such nations tend to be economically underdeveloped or dependent, Catalonia has long exercised leadership within the Spanish economy. At the same time, Catalonia offers importantinsights for many of the key political and social issues currently under debate in North America and provides one of the strongest claims that nationalism can be 'civic' rather than 'ethnic'.Catalonia provides a thorough survey of contemporary Catalonia's politics, society, culture, and economy. It traces Catalonia's political and economic insertion within Spain, paying particular attention to the terms of Catalonia's political autonomy. Focusing primarily on the last two decades, thetext begins with a review of Catalonia's historial trajectory, movements, and the impact of the Franco regime.
Kenneth McRoberts is Professor of Political Science at York University and the author of many texts, including Quebec: Social Change and Political Crisis, and Misconceiving Canada: The Struggle for National Unity.
Title:Catalonia: Nation Building Without a StateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.7 × 5.7 × 0.6 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195414810

ISBN - 13:9780195414813

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Historical Roots of Nationhood2. The Rise of Catalan Nationalism3. The Transition to Democracy4. Catalonia as an Autonomous Community5. Political Economy: Europeanization and the 'Regional State'6. Society: Leaving the 'Stateless Nation'7. The Catalan Language: The Politics of 'Normalization'8. Nation and Identity in Contemporary Catalonia9. Conclusions

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Kenneth McRoberts provides readers with a fascinating account of ‘minority nations’ or ‘stateless nations’ in this intelligent work. Catalonia: Nation Building Without A State examines the political and social issues that are currently contested in North America. With eloquence and wit McRoberts demonstrates how nationalism can and should be civic rather than ethnic. Catalonia’s political and economic insertion within Spain is studied with a particular focus on the state’s political autonomy.