Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Arts in Political Science
Julie VanDusky-Allen, Ph.D.
Ross Burkhart, Ph.D.
Brian Wampler, Ph.D.
Substate nationalist political parties are a key component of the electoral politics of Spain and the United Kingdom. The demographic support that these parties receive is often tied to speakers of regional languages. In this paper, six regions in the two countries - Scotland, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Galicia - are examined using geographic data analysis to determine whether communities with a high level of minority language speakers are more likely to vote for substate nationalist parties. In most of the cases, I find that there is a strong connection between the two.
Shepherd, Valeryn, "Votes and Voices: Minority Languages and Electoral Substate Nationalism in Spain and the United Kingdom" (2022). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1952.