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The European Union and the Accommodation of Basque Difference in Spain
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The European Union and the Accommodation of Basque Difference in Spain

Angela K. Bourne

Abstract

How does the European Union affect devolution and nationalist conflict in member states? Does the EU reduce the scope of regional self-government or enhance it? Does it promote conflict or cooperation among territorial entities? These are pressing questions in Spanish politics, where devolution has been an important tool for managing nationalist disputes, and for the Basque Country, where protracted and sometimes violent nationalist conflicts persist. Addressing these issues, this book explores prospects for an autonomous Basque role in EU politics; institutional arrangements for autonomous co ... More

Keywords: European Union, devolution, nationalist conflict, member states, regional self-government, conflict, cooperation, Spanish politics, Basque Country, regional power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067501
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067501.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela K. Bourne, author