Karlo Basta’s new book, The Symbolic State: Minority Recognition, Majority Backlash, and Secession in Multinational Countries, is a comprehensive re-examination of multinational state politics through the lens of symbolic institutions, covering cases such as Canada, Spain, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia. We sit down with Karlo to discuss the book and its ideas live on Facebook and YouTube; as ever, members will receive an email to join in on Zoom. The event will be chaired by Javier Carbonell Castañer (Sciences Po/Edinburgh).
The Symbolic State is published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Karlo Basta is co-director of the Centre on Constitutional Change and co-convenor of the UACES research network ‘(Re)Imagining Territorial Politics in Times of Crisis’, and is a lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science and the University of Edinburgh.