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Europeanization and Secession: The Cases of Catalonia and Scotland

@article{Bourne2014EuropeanizationAS,
  title={Europeanization and Secession: The Cases of Catalonia and Scotland},
  author={Angela Bourne},
  journal={Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe : JEMIE},
  year={2014},
  volume={13},
  pages={94-120}
}
  • Angela Bourne
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Sociology
  • Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe : JEMIE
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