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The case for Scottish independence, a history of Nationalist political thought in modern Scotland, Ben Jackson

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The case for Scottish independence, a history of Nationalist political thought in modern Scotland, Ben Jackson
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [180]-205) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The case for Scottish independence
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
11429601081233000564
Responsibility statement
Ben Jackson
Sub title
a history of Nationalist political thought in modern Scotland
Summary
"Scottish nationalism is a powerful movement in contemporary politics, yet the goal of Scottish independence emerged surprisingly recently into public debate. The origins of Scottish nationalism lie not in the medieval battles for Scottish statehood, the Acts of Union, the Scottish Enlightenment, or any other traditional historical milestone. Instead, an influential separatist Scottish nationalism began to take shape only in the 1970s and achieved its present ideological maturity in the course of the 1980s and 1990s. The nationalism that emerged from this testing period of Scottish history was unusual in that it demanded independence not to defend a threatened ancestral culture but as the most effective way to promote the agenda of the left. This accessible and engaging account of the political thought of Scottish nationalism explores how the arguments for Scottish independence were crafted over some fifty years by intellectuals, politicians and activists, and why these ideas had such a seismic impact on Scottish and British politics in the 2014 independence referendum. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core at doi.org/10.1017/9781108835350"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Dreaming Scotland - 1. The ideology of early Scottish nationalism -- 2. A democratic nation -- 3. Britain in decline -- 4. The case for Left-wing nationalism -- 5. Sovereignty and post sovereignty -- Conclusion: 'The dream shall never die' -- Select bibliography - Index
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Nationalist political thought in Scotland, c.1960-2014
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