Catalonia: a democratic process, a European process by Víctor Terradellas

Catalonia figures highly on the international agenda, but not for the usual reasons. In a world full of conflicts that hinder dialogue, understanding and democratic values as a means of resolving problems +

Catalonia’s march toward self-determination by Carles Boix and J.C. Major

According to the results of two surveys conducted for Cadena Ser, one of the biggest radio stations in Spain, this September and one year ago, four out of five individuals favor holding a referendum +

An unprecedented social and political process by Salvador Cardús

The social and political process that a significant part of Catalan society is engaged in is so dense, complex and fast-paced that it is difficult to clearly appreciate the factors that explain its originst +

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Issue 17 • Spring 2014


Contents

Positive & Negative

Artists support the Right to Decide The Spanish Parliament vs. the Catalan Parliament

To Our Readers

Catalonia: a democratic process, a European process by Víctor Terradellas

Visions from a newly-emerging state

The democratic tradition of a thousand-year-old nation by Jordi Pujol
Catalonia’s march toward self-determination by Carles Boix and J.C. Major
An unprecedented social and political process by Salvador Cardús
The economic and financial challenges facing an independent Catalonia by Guillem López-Casasnovas
Catalonia, navigating through friendly international waters by Martí Anglada
The cultural foundations of independence: from a hostile state to a cooperative state by Vicenç Villatoro
Barcelona’s contribution to Catalonia’s National Transition by Jordi Martí
Muriel Casals by Francesc de Dalmases
Leadership in civil society by Fèlix Martí
The Catalan language: the backbone of a cultural nation that aspires to equality by Isidor Marí
Universities and research in Catalonia, the challenges that lie ahead by Jaume Bertranpetit
Catalonia: land of modernity by Santi Vila
Decentralization gains ground by Salvador Esteve
A potential Catalan state’s continued membership of the EU by Albert Royo
The involution of the Spanish legal system (with regard to abortion reform) by Mireia Canals
International investment and confidence in Catalonia by Antoni Ma. Grau
Landscape and national identity in Catalonia by Joan Nogué
Barcelona, a safe investment

A Poem

To Majorca During The Civil War by Bartomeu Rosselló- Pòrcel

A Short Story from History

The Dalmases Embassy and the Case of the Catalans (III)

The Artist

Mayte Vieta