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Devolution and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain

Angela K. Bourne

in The European Union and the Accommodation of Basque Difference in Spain

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780719067501
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701348 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067501.003.0002
Devolution and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain

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This chapter discusses the assumption that devolution has been an important tool for the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain. It studies the main arrangements and rationales for Basque devolution and looks at the nature of modern devolution and its implications for political conflict in the Basque Country. This chapter also lists the primary actors, important issues and disputes in Basque politics, and emphasises the characteristics of Basque relations with central state authorities.

Keywords: devolution; Basque difference; modern devolution; political conflict; Basque Country; Basque politics; Basque relations; central state authorities

Chapter.  7637 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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