Traces the origins of the complex system of devolution and regional home rule that currently shapes and directs the Spanish political process.
'Consistently insightful, well-focused, succint and very readable .. .recommended at all levels.' - Choice
'The Moreno study is a rare work in the social dimension of federalism. It serves to remind institutional and exchange-orientated analysts that, as most historians take for granted, the social order is part of the fabric of the polity.' - Publius
'Moreno fills an analytical gap in his research, regarding issues of regional autonomy, ethnoterritorial relations and internal accommodation within a state of plural composition.' - Dialogue
'An excellent contribution to the literature regionalism, nationalism and federalism using the fascinating case of Spain, or, as the author terms it, "an open model of asymmetrical decentralisation" ... rather than providing yet another account of regionalism and decentralisation in Western Europe, the book presents an exceptionally rich overview to the decentralised arrangements in Spain.' - West European Politics