18 December – The Catalan Referendum


Is Catalonia becoming an independent state?
The question on Catalan secession from Spain and national independence for Catalonia has triggered arguably the worst constitutional crisis for Spanish democracy. Why do so many Catalans support claims for independence? Why do the Spanish government refuse to negotiate a legal referendum on independence? What role does the EU play in the Catalan crisis? This lecture seeks to place the question on Catalan independence in a historical context as well as to address current political developments in Spain. The lecture also provides a comparative and European perspective on the matter.
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Niklas Bremberg conducts research at the Department of Political Science at Uppsala University. His research especially relates to International Relations and European politics.
Date: 18/12/2017
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall 2, Ekonomikum
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK. We only accept payments in cash or by Swish.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.