Spain, Catalonia and the Scottish referendum: a study in multiple realities

Enric Castello, Fernando León Solís, Hugh O'Donnell

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It is no exaggeration to say that the Scottish referendum on independence was presented in the Spanish media as a top-priority domestic issue throughout the whole campaign, reaching a climax of expectation and, in some quarters, even trepidation towards the end. Given the territorial tensions in Spain at the time, this is hardly surprising and, as we will see, coverage of the Scottish referendum acted primarily as a proxy for position-taking in relation to those tensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScotland's Referendum and the Media
Subtitle of host publicationNational and International Perspectives
EditorsNeil Blain, David Hutchison, Gerry Hassan
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780748696611
ISBN (Print)9870748696598
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Scotland
  • Catalonia
  • referendum
  • media discourse
  • national identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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