In this report we strive to explain the situation in Catalonia where we in 2017 saw a referendum for independence. This has led to our project. We have therefore worked on the extent to which nationalism, ethnicity and economy are the explanation which lead to the separatist movement in Catalonia, resulting in the independence referendum in 2017. We made a couple of critical questions that will help us reveal the factors that have affected the separatist movement in Catalonia. For this research we have examined and analyzed some different theorists including Guibernau, Heywood, Eriksen, Keating, Woolards, Bourne and Griffiths and Savić. With the knowledge of their theories we will be able to answer the work questions. These theories will be expanded by using qualitative and quantitative methods.
We use qualitative methods to analyze documents, as well as quantitative methods when we include statistics about the national identity and political position of Catalonia.
We will explain the history of Catalonia and analyze the events and their importance to the national feeling. The text will go through the economic challenges in the last decade and the influence of these events on the separatist movement in Catalonia. We conclude that there were several reasons for the progress in the separatist movement. Furthermore we want to analyze the ethnicity and nationalism by comparing it to the separation movement and find out how these to factors can influence the wish for seperation. We experienced that ethnicity in various ways has affected the nationalism in Catalonia, which influence the desire for separation.
In the end of the project we analyze how the development off the economic globalization will help the Catalan people and we can conclude that it has been a significant factor.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 dec. 2018|