Tag: Independence Movements

No Mas: Catalonia’s Messy Drive to Independence

The recent Catalan elections have failed to show where the Catalan people stand on the independence question. They have also highlighted the Spanish government’s failure to honor Catalonians’ right to self-determination.

Nationalism and the Future of the European Union

Several months ago, the people of Scotland voted rather narrowly (about 55%-45%) to remain a part of the United Kingdom. On the surface, this seems like it should have been a massive blow to the Scottish National Party (SNP), who championed the referendum. After all, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond did resign in the days after… Read more »

Scotland and Catalonia: Europe’s Ballot Box Revolutions

There are 193 member states of the United Nations, and probably a few more countries in the world depending on who you ask. Although this is no meager sum, the global political landscape has changed significantly, considering a few centuries ago there were as many as 1,000 countries in modern day Germany. However, the trajectory… Read more »