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The Strange Death of Unionist Scotland

Michael Keating

in The Independence of Scotland: Self-government and the Shifting Politics of Union

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199545957
eISBN:
9780191719967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545957.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Support for the old Union is falling in Scotland. This is part of a general restructuring of states in Europe, with the emergence and re-emergence of sub-state territories. The old territorial ... More


Ever looser union

James Mitchell

in Devolution in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053580
eISBN:
9781781702130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053580.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The central argument of this book is that devolved government was the culmination of processes that had evolved over many decades but devolution was never inevitable. The original different unions ... More


Union and its Challengers in the United Kingdom

Michael Keating

in State and Nation in the United Kingdom: The Fractured Union

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198841371
eISBN:
9780191876851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841371.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The United Kingdom was created over time without a clear plan. Creation of the state largely coincided with the creation of the Empire so that there was not a clear distinction between the two. The ... More


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