New publication on Basque and Catalan nationalist dynamics

fnep20.v021.i01.coverA special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics entitled ‘Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country’ is available here. Guest-edited by Richard Gillespie and Caroline Gray, the collection explores the dynamics behind contemporary shifts in the orientation of nationalist parties and movements between pragmatic accommodationism and bids to assert claims to national sovereignty.

Contents:

‘Between Accommodation and Contestation: The Political Evolution of Basque and Catalan Nationalism’ Richard Gillespie

‘When do Countries Re-centralize? Ideology and Party Politics in the Age of Austerity’ Diego Muro

‘Nationalist Politics at the Crossroads: The Basque Nationalist Party and the Challenge of Sovereignty (1998-2014)’ Ludger Mees

‘A Fiscal Path to Sovereignty? The Basque Economic Agreement and Nationalist Politics’ Caroline Gray

‘Catalan Independence and the Challenge of Credibility: The Causes and Consequences of Catalan Nationalist Parties’ Strategic Behaviour’ Anwen Elias

‘Political Power and Civil Counterpower: The Complex Dynamics of the Catalan Nationalist Movement’ Kathryn Crameri

‘The Evolution of Sub-state Nationalist Parties as Statewide Parliamentary Actors: CiU and PNV in Spain’ Bonnie N. Field

A book version will follow, published by Routledge within its Europa Country Perspectives series.

The contributions are based on papers originally presented at a workshop held at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) in September 2014, organised as part of the research project at the University of Liverpool on ‘The Dynamics of Nationalist Evolution in Contemporary Spain’.