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Catalonia Two Years After the 2017 Independence Referendum

Two years after the independence referendum in Catalonia Daniel Cetrà reviews the current situation and looks ahead to the implications of the trial verdict.
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What might the Prime Minister’s immigration proposals mean for Scotland?

Eve Hepburn examines Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposals for a new Australian-style points-based immigration system, and its implications for regional differentiation for Scotland.
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Territorial Tensions in the Canadian Federation

Ahead of Canada's federal elections, André Lecours of the University of Ottawa assesses the prospects of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, in the face of electoral instability.
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Debunking Hong Kong's Rule of Law Myth: There is no rule of law without democracy

In a guest blog, Canadian political scientist Jean-François Dupré argues that Hong Kong's rule of law myth cannot exist in the absence of democracy.
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The 2019 Indian general elections and the demise of political federalism?

Wilfried Swenden examines the 2019 Indian general elections and asks was it the demise of political federalism?
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Spain’s new Government is “a-changin”?

Luis Moreno, Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), looks at the unfavourable parliamentary arithmetic facing Prime Minister Sánchez and his PSOE party.
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Where to for Catalan Independentists in the European Parliament?

Judith Sijstermans (University of Edinburgh) considers how Catalonia's new nationalist MEPs can make an impact in the European Parliament.
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Basque Country and Catalonia: Different Paths to Recognition

Spain’s changing politics cannot be understood without considering its internal, national disputes argues Dr. Ander Errasti-Lopez of the European University Institute, Florence.
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The politician and the showman

In this final contribution to the majority nationalism series, Nataliia Kasianenko of Fresno State University reflects on the recent elections in Ukraine, analyzing the discourse of the campaign.