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Catalan Social Sciences Review
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ISSN (Online) 2014-6035
Published by Institut d'Estudis Catalans Homepage  [19 journals]
  • Institutionalised elderly people in Catalonia: How many are they and how
           are they' (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.35)

    • Authors: Pilar Zueras Castillo, Marc Ajenjo i Cosp
      Abstract: The institutionalised population aged 65 and over in Catalonia has been on the constant upswing in recent decades because of both improved survival and the expansion of institutionalisation. Although in relative terms it only comprised 4% of population aged 65 and over in 2011, its prevalence increases dramatically beyond age 80. Because this population is systematically not taken into account in surveys addressed to the population living in households, nor is it used in sociological analyses, it is essential to ascertain its composition in order to correct biases.We use data for Catalonia from the last four editions of the census (1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011) with a twofold objective: to quantify the population aged 65 or older not living in private households in Catalonia and to study its evolution during the last three decades. To complement this data, we analyse the Health Survey of the Institutionalized Population in Catalonia (ESPI, 2006) with the aim of developing a profile of the population living in residential care facilities. People living in institutions cannot be considered homogeneous, although there is a high presence of very old women. A large share of them fits the profile of widows over the age of 80, with low education and income levels, who previously lived alone and are dependent for functional activity or have deteriorated mental health, and who state that they entered the institution because of issues related to health or autonomy. However, a cluster analysis has identified other groups that show quite different situations. These results reveal the importance not only of deteriorating health in the process of institutionalisation but also the presence or absence of a family network, which is an important resource in dealing with the ageing process at home, because of either the need for assistance or the company and wellbeing it can provide.Key words: elderly, functional dependency, living arrangements, institutionalisation, family networkOriginal source: Revista Catalana de Sociologia, 31(2): 5-23 (2016)
      PubDate: 2017-11-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2017)
  • Democracy and national pluralism: Ethical and institutional features (DOI:

    • Authors: Ferran Requejo
      Abstract: The liberal, democratic and social rights included in constitutions are unable to regulate an egalitarian and equitable treatment of individuals belonging to national minorities. Moreover, it it impossible for states to play a culturally and nationally neutral role, the way they can regarding other phenomena, such as religion. Consequently, in many cases, national groups have an important moral role to play in not exhausting the individual components and dimensions of the basic values of liberty, pluralism and political equality.Original source: Revista de Catalunya, 298: 111-126 (2017)
      PubDate: 2017-11-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2017)
  • The Parliament of Catalonia, representing a millenary people (DOI:

    • Authors: Marcel Mateu Vilaseca
      Abstract: Catalonia is a millenary nation, which the current Spanish constitutional order frames as an "autonomous community". However, Catalonia as a nation was not born with the Spanish Constitution in 1978, nor has any possibility for the future been democratically barred. The most important contribution to Catalonia made by the 1978 Constitution was to make it possible for the Catalan Statute to create the Catalan Parliament, an institution that democratically represents the people of Catalonia and legally structures and channels the people's voice. The Parliament's agreement at the end of the Ninth Legislature, which declares the need for the people of Catalonia to exercise the right of self-determination, opens up a new stage in the history of Catalonia.Key words: Parliament, representative function, Catalonia, Constitution, people, self-determination, democracyOriginal source: Revista de Dret Històric Català, 13: 177-187 (2014)
      PubDate: 2017-11-16
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2017)
  • Pau Casals: Music and commitment in the journalism of the Spanish Civil
           War (1936-1939) (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.34)

    • Authors: Josep M. Figueres
      Abstract: In this paper, we present the public programme of action carried out by Pau Casals during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), especially through the study of the daily press, as well as archival sources, in order to clarify his public behaviour. We should bear in mind that Pau Casals was linked to the political action of the Generalitat and the Second Republic, and that he held three concerts in Barcelona (as well as engaging in international tours and recordings) during the war.Key words: music, press, journalism, Pau Casals, Spanish Civil War, Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainOriginal source: Ebre 38. Revista Internacional de la Guerra Civil (1936-1939), 7: 137-170 (2017) 
      PubDate: 2017-11-15
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2017)
  • Antonius Andreae, Catalan disciple of Duns Scotus (DOI:

    • Authors: Jaume Mensa i Valls
      Abstract: The purpose of this article is to sketch the intellectual profile of Antonius Andreae within the context of Scotist thinking and to present his contribution to the history of philosophy.Original source: Revista de Catalunya, 291: 26-36 (2015)
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      Issue No: Vol. 0 (2017)
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