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The rise of secessionism in Catalonia has emerged out of the will to decide the region’s political destiny as a nation

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, May 29th, 2012 Will Catalonia secede from Spain? Montserrat Guibernau explores why many Catalonians now hope that it might. She argues that Catalonia’s subsidization of less affluent regions, which leaves the region worse off, is a major root of discontent. With 23% unemployment (rising to 40% among young people), the deepening […]