The Parliament of Catalonia, representing a millenary people (DOI: 10.2436/20.3000.02.37) Autors/ores Marcel Mateu Vilaseca Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Paraules clau: Parliament, representative function, Catalonia, Constitution, people, self-determination, democracy Resum 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) Descàrregues PDF (English) Número Núm. 7 (2017) Secció Dret Llicència The intellectual property of articles belongs to the respective authors.On publishing articles to the journal Catalan Social Sciences Review (CSSR), authors accept the following terms:Authors assign to Philosophy and Social Sciences Section (a subsidiary of Institut d’Estudis Catalans) the rights of reproduction, communication to the public and distribution of the articles published in Catalan Social Sciences Review (CSSR).Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for the reproduction of all graphic material included in articles.Philosophy and Social Sciences Section declines all liability for the possible infringement of intellectual property rights by authors.The contents published in the journal, unless otherwise stated in the text or in the graphic material, are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (by-nc-nd) 3.0 Spain licence, the complete text of which may be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/deed.en. Consequently, the general public is authorised to reproduce, distribute and communicate the work, provided that its authorship and the body publishing it are acknowledged, and that no commercial use and no derivative works are made of it.Catalan Social Sciences Review (CSSR) is not responsible for the ideas and opinions expressed by the authors of the published articles.