With the rise of the knowledge-based economy, fab labs, maker spaces and more, cities are being transformed into production centres. This dynamic movement is ripe with promise, but also has risks.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
We rarely see residents of a city successfully push back in defence of their needs against the power of finance capital, which seeks to make money from the city. But Barcelona shows it can be done.
Barcelona has become the test case for separatists Europe over.
After declaring independence, regional leaders stand accused of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. But what does that mean?
The situation in Catalonia is ripe for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government.
Why the Spanish Prime Minister keeps choosing a strategy of confrontation.
An ousted leader, a divided electorate and the risk of further violence pile on the tension ahead of the December vote.
Move by the senate in Madrid came just after the Catalan parliament voted for independence.
Bid for Catalonian independence brings return of a divided Spain.
Devoting all energies to fight over an imaginary border deflects attention from the real issues.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
After threatening to declare independence, Carles Puigdemont has stepped back from the brink. But that has caused confusion.
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
The potential for more violence is clear unless the two sides can be brought to the negotiating table as soon as possible.
Decentralisation, advanced training, civilian control, feminisation, unionisation and cultural change: the Spanish police are not a remnant of the Franco years
Why did the Spanish state forcefully quash Catalonia’s referendum for independence? It is rooted in the country’s nearly 40-year dictatorship and its transition to democracy.
Here are the EU's options.