Political power and civil counterpower: the complex dynamics of the Catalan independence movement

Crameri, K. (2015) Political power and civil counterpower: the complex dynamics of the Catalan independence movement. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 21(1), pp. 104-120. (doi: 10.1080/13537113.2015.1003491)

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Civil pro-independence associations are playing an increasingly significant role in Catalonia’s independence movement, putting pressure on the Catalan government to work decisively towards independence. This has led many Catalans to characterize the movement as a "bottom-up" phenomenon. This contribution analyses the shifting power dynamics within mainstream Catalan nationalism over the last decade, challenging simplistic notions of "top-down" and "bottom-up" pressures for change. In fact, the movement is now inherently multidimensional – partly thanks to the pivotal role of the cultural elites and their grasp of the power of new media – and this in itself accounts in large part for its success.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics on 13/03/2015, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13537113.2015.1003491.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crameri, Professor Kathryn
Authors: Crameri, K.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
ISSN (Online):1557-2986
Published Online:13 March 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis, LLC
First Published:First published in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 21(1):104-120
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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