The European Union and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain

Bourne, Angela K., author
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  • Creator Angela K. Bourne
  • Format Books
  • Publication Manchester, England ; New York, New York : Manchester University Press, 2008. ©2008
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (193 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781781701348, 1781701342, 9781847792082, 1847792081
  • OCLC ocn818847184


  • 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


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • 9780719067501; 9780719067501; Copyright; CONTENTS; MAPS; TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1 The impact of European integration on regional power; 2 Devolution and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain; 3 Basque participation in the state's EU decisions; 4 The Basque presence in Brussels; 5 More allies, more influence? The Atlantic Arc and transEuropean networks; 6 Basque taxation devolution and the EU's competition imperative; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Index
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