Ancient fault lines: movements for self-government

Explore the origins of movements for self-government across Europe: in Spain, Scotland, Italy and Belgium.
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Ancient fault lines: movements for self-government
Emmanuel Rivière
Emmanuel
Rivière

CEO, Public Division, France

This paper explores the origins of movements for self-government across Europe: in Spain, Scotland, Italy and Belgium, drawing on electoral data and various studies, including Eurobarometer analysis.

The four analyses show that these four conflicts are caused by similar factors: the weight of history; the relationship with the National State and its political embodiment; and the relationship with the rest of the country, with particular reference to economic disparities. The way these factors combine, however, is unique in each case.

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