Throughout Europe regionalist movements claim more automy for their region, pointing at cultural and historical distinctiveness and the demands of their populations. In some places violence is used to put pressure on the state, and in many states in Europe and elsewhere the issue of regional mirities figures prominently on political agendas. Ov
Frans Schrijver studied political geography at the University of Amsterdam. He has carried out his PhD research at the Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies (AMIDSt) under the supervision of Hans Knippenberg and Virginie Mamadouh.