Catalonia rescaling Spain: is it feasible to accommodate its "stateless citizenship"?

Igor Calzada

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    The Spanish nation-state is gradually being rescaled by Catalonia's “secession crisis.” Recently and dramatically, in the aftermath of the “illegal” and “constitutive referendum” that took place on 1 October 2017, 2,286,217 Catalan citizens attempted to exercise the “right to decide” to ultimately become “stateless citizens.” This paper examines this rescaling process that has been forming in Barcelona since 10 July 2010 when 1 million Catalan citizens marched to claim their “right to decide” on secession. This paper concludes that, at present, it is not feasible for the Spanish nation-state to accommodate Catalonia's “stateless citizenship.”.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)805-820
    Number of pages16
    JournalRegional Science Policy and Practice
    Issue number5
    Early online date5 Sep 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2019


    • Catalonia
    • rescaling
    • right to decide
    • secession
    • stateless citizenship


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