Catalan independence

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

February 22, 2019

The trial against 12 Catalan independence leaders exposes the extent to which Spain’s status as a coherent nation-state is being questioned. The governing socialist party is now feeling the consequences when it lost a budget vote because of the Catalan issue, says Sebastiaan Faber

Catalonia Independence Crisis Intensifies Spain’s Political Divide

January 17, 2018

Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Catalonia Vows to Resist Madrid’s Direct Rule

October 27, 2017

Expect to see acts of civil disobedience, resistance from public servants, and election boycotts in the weeks ahead – as well as criminal persecution of Catalonia’s political leaders, says Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

A Way Out for Spain and Catalonia?

October 11, 2017

The Catalan leadership has stopped short of declaring independence from Spain, calling instead for talks with the Spanish government. We speak to Fusion host Nando Vila and Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Can the Spain-Catalan Crisis Be Resolved?

October 4, 2017

The only way to diffuse the situation would be for Madrid and Catalonia to sit down and discuss a serious reform of Spain’s constitution–but current Spanish leadership is unlikely to take that step, says Oberlin professor Sebastian Faber