Francisco José Llera. University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) email@example.com Rafael Leonisio. University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) firstname.lastname@example.org Sergio Pérez Castaños. University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) email@example.com
Is there any difference between elite discourse and society opinion? In this paper, we would like to compare the discourses of the Basque elites (parliamentary speeches, electoral programs, etc.) with the Basque public opinion regarding centre-periphery issues such as regional status, independence and reinforcement of the Basque Autonomy. So, using content analysis methodology we would explore the nationalist parties. In the same line, we would seek for information to compare the citizenship position in this same issues, looking forward to compare both of them to conclude if exist any coherence within the Basque population in general, and the voters of concrete parties in particular, and their political representatives.