This paper is an innovative study about the territorial organisation of the Spanish State (TOSS) and how it is anchored and fits within definitions of nationhood. This is a technical contribution in the form of a codification protocol designed to measure changes in preferences regarding the TOSS and feelings of belonging to Spain and a given region in political discourse. Both social phenomena have experienced major changes in recent years; but in order to understand how these changes have occurred and how they have been legitimised by political elites, an instrument is needed to measure these changes systematically over time. A methodological framework is presented here that has been applied to a comparative study of five different Statutes of Autonomy and the reforms that they have undergone, together with a preliminary overview of the results produced by the protocol.
- Autonomous Region of Valencia
- Parliamentary Debates
- The State of the Autonomous Regions
- Territorial Organisation of the State
- Reform of the Statutes of Autonomy
Humlebæk, C., & Jiménez, A. M. R. (2018). La nación en España: Un instrumento de medida cualitativo para una cuestión compleja. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 161(161), 141-156. https://doi.org/10.5477/cis/reis.161.141