National identity, devolution and secession in Canada, Britain and Spain*

  title={National identity, devolution and secession in Canada, Britain and Spain*},
  author={Montserrat Guibernau},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
ABSTRACT. The aim of this article is twofold. First, it examines whether devolution fosters the rise of dual identities – regional and national. Second, it considers whether devolution encourages secession or, on the contrary, it stands as a successful strategy in accommodating intra-state national diversity. The article is divided into three parts. First it examines the changing attitudes towards Quebec's demands for recognition adopted by the Canadian government from the 1960s to the… 

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