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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Independence movements in a global era

March 31st, 2015

Episode 131 of 528 episodes

Separatist movements have intensified in Europe in the past few years. A crucial factor has been the economic crisis and crisis of confidence that has gripped the continent. But the call for statehood can, in fact, be heard all over the world. This Big Ideas discussion on separatism interrogates the meaning of sovereignty today. What prospects are there for independence movements in a global era?

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