Nora Räthzel

Sociologist working at the University of Umeå, Sweden and living in Canyelles, Barcelona. Her main research is on the relationship between work and nature.


Cover for: Regional identity vs. centralist nationalism: The Spanish state against Catalonia

Hostility to Catalan regional autonomy from Spain’s conservative People’s Party since 2010 is what has catalysed the current secession debate, argues Nora Räthzel. Moderate defenders of the democratic process are now squeezed between hard-line independentistas and far-right defenders of ‘the unity of the Spanish nation’.

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