Spanish municipalism with Vicente Rubio-Pueyo

Episode 44: The Symbolic State with Karlo Basta The Sobremesa Podcast

Welcome back to the Sobremesa Podcast in 2022!Karlo Basta is a politics lecturer at Edinburgh University and his book the Symbolic State is out now. Here we discuss multi nation states and the four examples he has analysed in his book of course with an emphasis on Spain and Catalonia. Hope you enjoy it and Feliz Año a todos!
  1. Episode 44: The Symbolic State with Karlo Basta
  2. Episode 43: Why doesn't Spain have a Green Party with Xan Lopez from Contra el Diluvio
  3. Episode 42: Riders Law with Ben Wray from Brave New Europe’s Gig Economy Project
  4. Episode 41: Exhuming Franco with Sebastiaan Faber
  5. Episode 40: The Future of Unidas Podemos

Vicente Rubio-Pueyo is a Spanish academic based in New York and member of Minim, a municipalism observatory. https://minim-municipalism.org/

He sat down with me to discuss modern day Spanish municipalism and the effect it has had on politics and the cities it governed.

For further details on how the municipalism started in Spain, listen to my interview on 15M

The second part of my interview, about the rise of Vox and nationalism, with Vincente will be out later this week.


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