Articles by Anwen Elias

February 21, 2022

Why Catalan pro-independence parties want their own state

Anwen Elias
Many assume that pro-independence parties want their own state because they believe the state has treated their territory unfairly. Anwen Elias and Núria Franco-Guillén argue that Catalan independentists also want independence to improve democracy and create a fairer, more prosperous society
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Anwen Elias
Reader in Politics, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Anwen's research interests include territorial politics, secession and deliberative democracy.

Her work has examined the attitudes of minority nationalist parties towards European integration, the party politics of territorial change, and the dynamics of secessionist mobilisation.

Her current projects focus on how regionalist actors frame their territorial demands, and how ordinary citizens engage with debates about constitutional change.

She tweets @anwen_elias

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