The rise of Catalonia’s independence movement over the past decade is reshaping Spanish politics. In 2019, pro-independence parties in Catalonia are fractured, Spain’s far right more than doubled its seats in November’s national election and centrist parties are struggling to form a government coalition.
Our research on the Catalan independence movement demonstrates how the lack of resolution on Catalonia helped create this situation.
The Spanish government has taken a hard-line stance, refusing until recently to talk with independence leaders. In October, Spanish courts doled out harsh prison sentences to independence leaders involved in what Spain declared was an illegal referendum in 2017.… Seguir leyendo »