GEOG 122 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Wedge Issue, Geopolitics, Pyrenees

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Lecture 21 - cultures resist: the new nationalisms. In 1995, 49. 4% of the quebec population voted in favour of separation from canada. In september 2014, 45% of scots voted in favour of independence from the rest of the. Its union with england and wales dates from 1707. In 2007-8 belgium had no national government for over 18 months because of feuding between regions of the country with french and duth speakers. So we cannot assume a common culture ven in long-estalished nation states in the global north. There"s not much sign here of a global culture: the idea of the nation state. Not regarded as permanent by (neo)liberals, marxists or modernisation theory. Many were sceptical, seeing larger political units in the future: 19c liberal economists: free trade and open boarders. But there are 16 areas of reogional nationalism in western europe at present, urging further political divison on cultural grounds.

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