¿Café para todos? Homogeneity, Difference, and Canadian Federalism

  • Alain Noël


“Café para todos” was the expression used in Spain to characterize a certain way of reconciling homogeneity and difference. The expression described the process whereby accommodations granted to the “historic nationalities” were gradually extended to all, in the name of unity and national identity or in that of solidarity and citizenship, usually against the will of the “historic nationalities” (initially, the Basque country, Catalonia, and Galicia; Moreno and Colino 2010: 291; Balfour and Quiroga 2007: 61–62). Café para todos; what was good for one was good for all.


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  1. 1.Département de science politiqueUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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