El actor aglutinante: Nacionalismo y sociedad civil en Quebec

This article aims to reconstruct the history of civil society in Quebec (Canada) to relate it with nationalism, the rise of the welfare state, trade unions, Catholic Church and civil society, the dynamic forces of society. Through in-depth interviews with key leaders, exploration of institutional archives and specific literature, we work with a particular case that, when compared to Catalonia, will allow us to evaluate the importance of civil society within nationalism. This actor is not usually considered as the central subject of researches and rarely token into account, unlike political parties, their leaders or intellectuals. Currently, in a context of crisis of the state and political parties, it has begun to be considered that civil society can be a key factor for its ability to produce alliances between sectors, build hegemony and dialogue directly with the population. The study is divided into four parts: 1) the development of the theoretical framework along with the construction of the object of study and the hypotheses; 2) an analysis about the importance of the involvement of civil society in the construction of the nationalist movement in Quebec; 3) a comparison with the Catalan case; and, 4) finally some conclusions ​
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