The historical dynamics of ethnic conflicts: confrontational nationalisms, democracy and the Basques in contemporary Spain

@article{Molina2010TheHD,
  title={The historical dynamics of ethnic conflicts: confrontational nationalisms, democracy and the Basques in contemporary Spain},
  author={F. Molina},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={240-260}
}
  • F. Molina
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Nations and Nationalism
. All the historical moments in which the Basque debate reached political protagonism in contemporary Spain coincided with political contexts of institutional democratisation. The debate on patriotism in the Basque Country is connected with a uniform narrative regarding the Basques and their moral distance from the Spanish nation: the ‘Basque problem’. This narrative has fostered a confrontational discourse between Spanish and Basque nationalism. It has also promoted recourse to specific… Expand
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