Despite the crisis: The resilience of intercultural nationalism in Catalonia

  title={Despite the crisis: The resilience of intercultural nationalism in Catalonia},
  author={Daniele Conversi and Sanjay Jeram},
  journal={International Migration},
Interculturalism provides the core framework for immigration-related policies in Catalonia, while remaining deeply intertwined with Catalan nationalism. We first identify ‘intercultural nationalism’ as the core doctrine through which Catalan nationalist discourse has been articulated in relation to immigration. We trace interculturalism's origins to nationalism in Quebec and argue that, in Catalonia also, regional immigration policies have been constructed in opposition to those of the central… 

The Musical Bridge—Intercultural Regionalism and the Immigration Challenge in Contemporary Andalusia

The ideals of tolerance and cultural exchange associated with the interfaith past of Muslim Spain (al-Andalus) have become a symbol for Andalusian regionalism and for the integration of Moroccan

Amic o enemic? Immigration and the Catalan Struggle for Independence

ABSTRACT Immigration has extended to regions with sub-state nationalist movements, such as Scotland, Friesland, the Basque Country and, as is the focus of this research, Catalonia. In a context of

Languages, secessionism and party competition in Catalonia: A case of de-ethnicising outbidding?

This article explores party strategies in electoral competition in Catalonia in order to test the existence of ethnic outbidding (Chandra, 2005; Zuber and Szöcsik, 2015). We contribute with original

The unmaking and remaking of an ethnic boundary. Working-class Castilian speakers in Catalonia and the paradoxes of the independence movement

  • M. Aramburu
  • Sociology
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2018
ABSTRACT While until recently the ethnicity of Castilian speakers in Catalonia seemed to be heading towards its twilight, the stimulation of ethnic fragmentation resulting from the independence

Projecting the Nation(s) in Multinational Federal Systems: International Education and Nation Branding in Canada/Quebec

This article pursues a novel endeavor by anchoring the study of nation branding in the context of multinational federal systems. Through an examination of the manner in which international

Who is on our side? complexities of national identification among native and immigrant youth in Catalonia

ABSTRACT Youth in Catalonia are caught in the middle of a hotly contested political conflict over the region’s possible independence from Spain. Focusing on a large sample of secondary school

Sub-state Policies on Immigrant Transnationalism: Varied Motivations behind Destination Country Political Agendas Políticas subestatales sobre el transnacionalismo de los inmigrantes: motivaciones detrás de la agenda políticas de los países de destino

While the literature has shown the importance of the destination country in shaping the relationships immigrants maintain with their country of origin, the role of sub-state authorities is yet to be

From National Holiday to Independence Day: Changing Perceptions of the “Diada”

Issues related to Catalan secessionism are central to current debates on European integration, nationalism, and territorial politics, and the Catalan independence movement has become famous for its

Green nationalism. Climate action and environmentalism in left nationalist parties

ABSTRACT Climate change is arguably the single most important political issue in the world today. As yet, however, there has been little research on the relationship between climate change and

‘The People, Year Zero’: Secessionism and Citizenship in Scotland and Catalonia

Abstract The article compares how secessionist elites in Scotland and Catalonia discursely and legally constituted the people that is the subject of their claim of self-determination in relation to



Sub-state nationalism in Spain: primers and triggers of identity politics in Catalonia and the Basque Country

This article builds on recent attempts to explain divergent uses of sub-state nationalism to push for policies of assimilation or multiculturalism and drive popular support for independence. It

Sub-state Nationalism and Immigration in Spain: Diversity and Identity in Catalonia and the Basque Country

Abstract This article builds on recent attempts to explain why sub-state nationalist parties in West Europe and North America pursue varying discourses and policies in response to immigrant-generated

In pursuit of independence: the political economy of Catalonia's secessionist movement

This article examines the fiscal dimensions of recent support for Catalan secession. Since the region is a cultural community distinct from the rest of Spain, much research has spotlighted national

Catalan Autonomy-Building Process in Immigration Policy: Conceptual, Institutional and Normative Dimensions

This chapter illustrates a particular case of territorial autonomy for stateless nations and the process of autonomy building in conditions of globalization and population mobility — that of

Immigrant Integration Policies of the Belgian Regions: Sub-state Nationalism and Policy Divergence after Devolution

For almost a decade now, there has been a debate among scholars of regional and federal studies about how to explain policy evolution after devolution. Surprisingly, this literature has attached

Interculturalism as a New Framework to reduce Prejudice in Times of Crisis in European Countries

With the socio-economic crisis that is particularly affecting Europe negatively, immigrants have been often reported as additional threats in the job market for ‘insiders’. Theories of prejudice,

Those who came and those who left : the territorial politics of migration in Scotland and Catalonia

Whilst minority nationalism and migration have been intensely studied in relative isolation from one another, research examining their mutual relationship is still scarce. This dissertation aims to

Friends or foes? Migrants and sub-state nationalists in Europe

ABSTRACT How do sub-state nationalists respond to the growing presence of cultural diversity in their ‘homelands’ resulting from migration? Sub-state nationalists in Europe, in ‘nations without

Is Catalonia Immune to Racism? An Analysis of Intolerant Political Discourses of Mainstream Party Representatives (2010–2011)

Despite the reduced presence of the far-right in Catalonia, anti-immigrant stances and discourses have occupied a central position during political campaigns for local, autonomous, and national

Catalonia: National Identity and Cultural Policy, 1980–2003

This book examines the cultural policy of the Catalan Autonomous Government under the leadership of Jordi Pujol and his party, Convergencia i Unio, which were in power from the post-Franco