About Matthew Tree

Matthew Tree has lived in Barcelona since 1984. He has published novels, short stories, an autobiography and several essays, in Catalan, and has a regular column in the El Punt Avui newspaper. A collection of his articles and essays published in English appeared earlier this year.

Articles by Matthew Tree

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

If voting could change anything: the 2012 Catalan Elections

A vote next week will probably enable the controversial referendum on independence in Catalonia. Madrid continues to try to thwart the move, while demonstrations – and statistics – tell a different story

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