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Posted 17 November 2017

What is sovereignty and what does it mean to Birmingham?

Dr George Kyris in the Birmingham Perspective: "This autumn, the world stood in awe watching Kurds and Catalans voting to establish new, sovereign states. As the conflict in Iraq flares up again and as Catalonia poses a new challenge to Spain and Europe, sovereignty strikes back as a popular idea. Yet, what sovereignty really is remains a mystery."

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