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Towards a Regional Political Class?Professional Politicians and Regional Institutions in Catalonia and Scotland$

Klaus Stolz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079795

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.001.0001

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(p.297) Appendix 2 Interview series with Catalan and Scottish politicians

(p.297) Appendix 2 Interview series with Catalan and Scottish politicians

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Towards a Regional Political Class?
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Manchester University Press

Between 18 September 2002 and 21 November 2002, 28 interviews were conducted in Scotland. The 25 interviews in Catalonia were conducted between 6 February 2003 and 26 March 2003. Interview partners consist of Catalan and Scottish politicians (and some journalistic and academic observ ers) from a wide range of institutions and positions (see list in table below). Interviews were all conducted by the author. They were semi-structured with variations depending on the position of interviewees, yet leaving also enough leeway to follow individual points. They lasted between half an hour and two hours, with an average length of one hour and were conducted in English and Spanish (plus two in German). All but seven of them were recorded and fully transcribed.

Varying degrees of secrecy and anonymity were agreed with different interview partners and for different parts of the interviews. They ranged from full disclosure and direct attribution, over passages attributed to a particular office or function (e.g. Labour MP or PP party official), to complete off-the-record remarks. As a consequence interview statements are used and reproduced in various different forms: as pure background information, as non-attributable statements (referred to in the text with interview number in brackets), as statements attributed to a particular office, or to a particular person.

The following complete list of interviews shows the names of interviewees, the places and dates at which they were conducted, plus the party affiliation and the positions and offices interview partners were holding at the time of the interview. (p.298)

Table A2.1 List of interviews

Name

Place

Date

Party

Main position(s) held at time of interview

Catalonia

Pujol, Jordi

Barcelona

24.03.2003

CiU/CDC

MCP; President of Catalonia

Riera i Bou, Marcel

Barcelona

12.02.2003

CiU/CDC

MCP

Campuzano i Canadès, Carles

Barcelona

21.03.2003

CiU/CDC

Spanish Congress member

Molins, Joaquim

Barcelona

14.03.2003

CiU/CDC

Former politician

Vidal i Gayolà, Joan

Barcelona

18.03.2003

CiU/CDC

Senior civil servant, Catalan administration

Grifells, Salvador

Barcelona

15.03.2003

CiU/CDC

Communication officer, CDC

Casas i Bedós, Jordi

Barcelona

13.03.2003

CiU/UDC

MCP; speaker, UDC

Puigdomènech i Cantó, Carles

Barcelona

13.03.2003

CiU/UDC

MCP

Rigol y Roig, Joan

Barcelona

17.03.2003

CiU/UDC

MCP; President of Catalan Parliament

Huguet i Biosca, Josep

Barcelona

05.02.2003

ERC

MCP; speaker of parl. group; deputy general secretary, ERC

Vendrell i Segura, Xavier

Barcelona

11.03.2003

ERC

MCP; national secretary organisation and finance, ERC

Ribó i Masso, Rafael

Barcelona

17.02.2003

ICV

MCP; speaker parl. group; professor of politics, UAB

Mejías Sánchez, Caridad

Barcelona

26.03.2003

PP

MCP

Sirera i Bell, Daniel

Barcelona

17.03.2003

PP

MCP; deputy speaker parl. group; deputy general secretary, PP

Clotas i Cierco, Higini

Barcelona

12.03.2003

PSC

MCP; vice president Catalan Parliament

Nadal i Farreras, Joacquim

Barcelona

12.02.2003

PSC

MCP; speaker of parliamentary group

Roma i Cunill, Joan

Barcelona

12.03.2003

PSC

MCP; mayor

Simó i Huguet, Josep

Barcelona

13.03.2003

PSC

MCP

Inglada, Xavier

Barcelona

25.03.2003

PSC

Chief executive, PSC

Espasa i Oliver,

Barcelona Ramon

13.03.2003

PSC/CpC

MCP PSC-CpC, formerly PSUC/ICV

Valles i Casadevall, Josep

Barcelona

12.02.2003

PSC/CpC

MCP; leader CpC; professor of politics, UAB

Argelaguet, Jordi

Barcelona

10.02.2003

Lecturer in politics, UAB

Calvet i Crespo, Jordi

Barcelona

13.02.2003

Lecturer in politics, UB

Matas i Dalmases, Jordi

Barcelona

20.02.2003

Professor of politics, UB

Pau, Francesc Scotland

Barcelona

05.02.2003

Senior staff, Catalan Parliament

Scotland

Douglas-Hamilton, James

Edinburgh

30.09.2002

Con

MSP

Fraser, Murdo

Edinburgh

19.11.2002

Con

MSP

Johnston, Alex

Edinburgh

02.10.2002

Con

MSP; Conservative group business manager

Tosh, Murray

Edinburgh

14.11.2002

Con

MSP; deputy presiding officer, Scottish Parliament

Mitchell, David

Edinburgh

30.09.2002

Con

Chairman, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Rodger, Alan

Edinburgh

30.09.2002

Con

Research assistant, Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Hughes, Janice

Edinburgh

12.11.2002

Labour

MSP

McAllion, John

Edinburgh

08.10.2002

Labour

MSP

McNeil, Duncan

Edinburgh

09.10.2002

Labour

MSP; Labour group whip

Reid, George

Edinburgh

12.11.2002

Labour

MSP; deputy presiding officer, Scottish Parliament

Galbraith, Sam

Glasgow

18.11.2002

Labour

Retired Labour politician

Welsh, Ian

Glasgow

18.09.2002

Labour

Former MSP

Lazarowicz, Mark

Edinburgh

15.11.2002

Labour

MP

Matheson, Murdo

Glasgow

21.11.2002

Labour

party researcher, Labour

Rumbles, Mike

Edinburgh

06.11.2002

Lib–Dem

MSP

Stone, Jamie

Edinburgh

09.10.2002

Lib–Dem

MSP

Wallace, Jim

Edinburgh

03.10.2002

Lib–Dem

MSP; deputy First Minister, Scottish Executive; leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats

Barrie, Derek

Edinburgh

19.11.2002

Lib–Dem

Chief of staff, Scottish Liberal Democrats

McArthur, Liam

Edinburgh

20.09.2002

Lib–Dem

Special adviser to deputy first minister

Robison, Shona

Edinburgh

01.10.2002

SNP

MSP; secretary of SNP group

Hosie, Stewart

Inverness

27.09.2002

SNP

National secretary, SNP

Maxwell, Stephen

Edinburgh

24.09.2002

SNP

Senior officer, Scottish Council for Voluntary Org.

Ross-Williams, Capre

Edinburgh

01.10.2002

SNP

Westminster researcher; Holyrood candidate

Wishart, Peter

Inverness

28.09.2002

SNP

MP

Grice, Paul

Edinburgh

13.11.2002

Chief executive/chief clerk, Scottish Parliament

Wright, Kenyon

Edinburgh

05.11.2002

Executive chair of Scottish Constitutional Convention

Young, Ben

Edinburgh

20.11.2002

Researcher Scottish Civic Forum

Mitchell, James

Glasgow

25.09.2002

Professor of politics, Strathclyde University

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