Spain: Suggested Readings

Editor's Note: Dr. Conversi stresses that he has provided references only for the most recent scholarship as the literature is extensive. Only works published from 1995 have been included. For a more expansive list, Dr. Conversi suggests visiting the bibliography found at: Spanish Ethnography in English (

Conversi, Daniele. The Basques, the Catalans, and Spain: Alternative Routes to Nationalist Mobilization. London: Hurst, 1997

Conversi, Daniele. 'The Spanish federalist tradition and the 1978 Constitution', Telos, No. 112, Summer 1998, pp. 125-144

Crameri, Kathryn, 'Banal Catalanism?', National Identities, vol. 2, n. 2, 2000, pp. 145-157

Guerin, Daniel and Rejean Pelletier, 'Cultural nationalism and political tolerance in advanced industrial societies: The Basque Country and Catalonia', Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, vol. 6, no. 4, 2000, pp. 1-22

Hargreaves, John. Freedom for Catalonia? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Heywood, Paul. The Government and Politics of Spain. New York St. Martin's Press, 1996

Irvin, Cynthia L.. Militant Nationalism: Between Movement and Party in Ireland and the Basque Country. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

McRoberts, Kenneth. Catalonia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001

Keating, Michael. 'The minority nations of Spain and European integration: A new framework for autonomy?', Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, vol. 1, n. 1, March 2000, pp. 29-42

Payne, Stanley G. 'Catalan and Basque nationalism: Contrasting patterns', in Shlomo Ben-Ami, Yoav Peled, and Alberto Spektorowski (eds) Ethnic Challenges to the Modern Nation State. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000

Shafir, Gershon. Immigrants and Nationalists: Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia. Albany: State University of New York, 1995

Wright, Sue (ed.) Language, Democracy, and Devolution in Catalonia. Clevedon, England/ Philadelphia, PA: Multilingual Matters, 1999.

- Daniele Conversi
Senior Lecturer
Department of Policy Studies
University of Lincolnshire

Further suggested readings about Spanish nationalism