No-one denies that the DNA of Catalonian nationalism is a purely conservative affaire.
The Far Right and nationalism, although they are different realities, have common attitudes.
In Europe we have been witnessing a rebirth of nationalisms that threaten the political stability of democracies and the integration process itself.
Europeanization aims at the integration of their nation-states in favour of continental political union.
In 2004, the political scientist Cas Mudde defined populism as the spirit of the time in Europe.
Nationalism and Populism are two issues that have gained general interest in this stage of history, characterized by globalisation.
Politics in polyarchies today seems to pivot around two major trends: on one hand, the establishment Political Parties, and on the other, the anti-system.
Nationalism as a mass political phenomenon is something quite recent.
The current Catalonian independence movement, like most of these processes, has its origin in economic causes.