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Nick Rider is a writer, historian and translator, and former editor of the Time Out guides to Barcelona and Madrid

 

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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

There is more than one nationalism in the Iberian peninsula

International criticism of the Spanish government’s behaviour towards Catalonia has so far been muted. However, the central state’s belligerent intransigence has left Catalans with very few choices.

The law is the law: legalistic distortions between official Spain and Catalonia

The Catalanists’ democratic credentials are shoehorned into a one-size-fits-all horror story of minority nationalism that allows non-violent Catalans to be condemned in carelessly violent language. 

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