The role of social movements Omnium Cultural and Assemblea Nacional Catalana in the Catalan independence campaign

Saara Sofia Sulkava & Sofie Hess Lund

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This project examines the ​role of social movements in the Catalan independence campaign by using the examples of ​Òmnium Cultural and ​Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC). ​The theoretical framework of John R. Wood is activated, as the theory enables an explanation into which preconditions of secession that are present in the region of Catalonia. This provides the ability to explain and discover, what makes individuals receptive to the idea of secession, and through this disclose the role of social movements ANC and Òmnium Cultural in the Catalan independence campaign.
Particular consideration is given to the aspects of organization, leadership/political entrepreneurship, and ideology in connection with understanding, the capability of social movements. ​The aim of the project is to demonstrate, how the ​ANC and Òmnium Cultural bring ​secessionist preconditions ​to life in their Catalan independence campaign, through the use of presenting their ​counter-hegemonic narrative ​encircle by festive occasions, symbols, and democratic values​. In an attempt to win public opinion and mobilize large ​segments of the population in Catalonia. By assuming the role of talking for the people ​ANC and Òmnium Cultural are able to wield influence in relation to setting a political agenda​. Furthermore, ​an endeavor to internationalize the independence struggle is observed as an effort to gain international recognition in an attempt to emerge as a new state.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2018
Antal sider44
VejledereAngela Bourne


  • Secession
  • Catalan independence campaign
  • social movements
  • ANC and Òmnium Cultural