Scotland-Catalonia Symposium on 21st November

On Thursday 21st November 2013, the Europe and the World Centre at the University of Liverpool will host the following symposium:

‘Has the Independence Bubble Burst? The Prospects of Statehood for Scotland and Catalonia’

With preparations being made for the referendum on independence in Scotland next year, a battle is now underway over holding a similar consultation in Catalonia, which has seen mass mobilisations in favour of a ‘right to decide’ on the question of sovereignty. What are the prospects of Scotland and Catalonia becoming independent? What is the significance of these events for Europe and the EU?


Michael Keating

Professor of Politics and ESRC Senior Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in nationalism, European politics, regional politics and devolution. Books include The Independence of Scotland (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Andrew Dowling

Lecturer in Catalan and Spanish History at the University of Cardiff, author of Catalonia since the Spanish Civil War (Sussex Academic Press, 2012).

All are welcome to attend

Date and time: Thursday 21st November, 2.00-5.00pm

Location: University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS), Seminar Room 4 – building 427 on campus map available here:

Liverpool University Campus Map

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