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We asked José Buscaglia, professor and chair of the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies at Northeastern, to discuss Catalonia’s push for independence and its impact on the global political landscape.

How the clash could ‘trigger a wave of massive instability throughout Europe and beyond’

Earlier this week, Catalonia’s government held a divisive independence referendum in which more than 90 percent of voters supported the push to leave Spain. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont indicated that he planned to declare independence from Spain at Monday’s session of the Catalan court. But Spain’s highest court might have thrown a wrench in those plans on Thursday, when it suspended the session in a bid to pre-empt a possible push for independence.

We asked José Buscaglia, professor and chair of the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies at Northeastern, to discuss Catalonia’s push for independence and its impact on the global political landscape.

Read the Q&A on news@Northeastern.

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