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About Jacint Jordana

Jacint Jordana is professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Currently, he is director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), an inter-university research institute devoted to international studies. His main research area is focused to the analysis of public policies, with special emphasis being laid on regulatory policy and regulatory governance. 

Articles by Jacint Jordana

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Catalonia’s drive for independence and the emergence of global cities

The pro-independence movement in Catalonia has created a singular coalition that includes the beneficiaries of globalization, the elites of a global city, and those left behind by globalization. Español

El pulso por la independencia en Cataluña y la emergencia de las ciudades globales

El movimiento pro-independencia en Cataluña ha creado una coalición singular, que incluye los beneficiarios de la globalización, e elites de una ciudad global, y a muchos de los que la globalización está dejando atrás. English

The state: the final frontier

If Catalan markets are subject to European regulation, if redistribution is increasingly coming under threat, and if the inhabitants of Catalonia prefer a different combination of public services, why should it have to share the same state structures as Spain?

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