Articles by Núria Franco-Guillén

February 21, 2022

Why Catalan pro-independence parties want their own state

Núria Franco-Guillén
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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Núria Franco-Guillén
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Nuria has previously worked at Griffith University (Brisbane) and Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) where she obtained her PhD in Political and Social Sciences.

Her primary field of research is territorial politics, particularly the intersection between stateless nationalism and immigration, immigrant integration policy at both regional and intergovernmental level and deliberative democracy.

Her current research revolves around secession and its framing dynamics, and she has particular expertise in the cases of Scotland, Catalonia, Corsica and Quebec.

She has been visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh and the Université du Québec à Montréal.

She tweets @nufranco

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