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The United Kingdom: Nationalism, Devolution, and Social Policy

Daniel Béland and André Lecours

in Nationalism and Social Policy: The Politics of Territorial Solidarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199546848
eISBN:
9780191720468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546848.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 3 looks at Scotland in the United Kingdom to explore the relationship between nationalism and social policy. It explains how the relationship between British nation-building and social policy ... More


Unionism in Britain since 1961: Elite Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the evolution of elite attitudes in all parties. On the Unionist side, some of the earlier props of Unionism fell away (interests of local economic elites; the Empire; ... More


Context and Contingency: Constitutional Nationalists and Europe

James Mitchell and Michael Cavanagh

in Minority Nationalism and the Changing International Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242146
eISBN:
9780191599651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242143.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Compares the European policies of three constitutional nationalist parties in the UK: the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru (Wales), and the Social and Democratic Labour Party (Northern Ireland). ... More


The Politics of the Union in an Age of Unionism

T.M. Devine (ed.)

in Scotland and the Union 1707-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635412
eISBN:
9780748672202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635412.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the politics of Anglo-Scottish Union during the time of Unionism. The partition of Ireland, the Church of Scotland Act, and the general election of 1922 were the three events ... More


The Early Years: From the Inter-War Period to the Mid-1960s

Richard Finlay

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter investigates the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s evolution from the inter-war period to the mid-1960s. Its early history was dominated by the competing strategies of either seeking a ... More


The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Gerry Hassan (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has played a significant role in the politics of Scotland in the last forty years. In particular, it has contributed to and shaped the impact and dynamics of ... More


The conflicting loyalties of the Scottish Labour Party

Fiona Simpkins

in Labour united and divided from the 1830s to the present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526126320
eISBN:
9781526138798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126320.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The legitimacy of Scottish Labour as a party representative of the Scottish people has been called into question for much of its recent history, not only by disgruntled members of the Scottish ... More


The Auld Enemies: Scottish Nationalism and Scottish Labour

Gerry Hassan

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the Labour–Scottish National Party (SNP) dynamic. ‘Tartan Tory’ found its modern meaning at a time when Labour was struggling to find a credible and relevant message in ... More


The Making of the Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Gerry Hassan

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the establishment of the modern Scottish National Party (SNP). The emergence of Scottish and Welsh nationalism was a product of the crisis of the British state and economy and ... More


The Death of Unionism?

T.M. Devine (ed.)

in Scotland and the Union 1707-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635412
eISBN:
9780748672202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635412.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that the clear ‘death of unionism’ rests on Margaret Thatcher's redefinition of unionism than to the changing attitudes of the Scottish public. Also, the ‘rise of ... More


Political parties

Paolo Dardanelli

in Between Two Unions: Europeanisation and Scottish Devolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070808
eISBN:
9781781701393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070808.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Political parties are considered as the most relevant elite actors in the politics of Scottish self-government. This chapter analyses factors that are related to the Scottish National Party (SNP), ... More


The Journey from the 79 Group to the Modern SNP

David Torrance

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the trip from the 79 Group up to the modern Scottish National Party (SNP). It seemed clear that the 79 Group's aim of transforming the party's image was going to be a long, ... More


Sources of Support for the SNP

Lindsay Paterson

in Has Devolution Delivered?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622467
eISBN:
9780748672028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622467.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has been confirmed in two elections as the main challenger to the Labour Party. There is something approaching a consensus for strengthening the Scottish ... More


Degrees of Independence: SNP Thinking in an International Context

Eve Hepburn

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s early demands for self-government. It assesses the idea of ‘independence in Europe’. It also addresses how the existence of a devolved ... More


The Challenge of Nationalism

T.M. Devine (ed.)

in Scotland and the Union 1707-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635412
eISBN:
9780748672202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635412.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with the nationalist challenge. Constitutional change for Scotland was firmly back on the political agenda of the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s historic victory and was due to ... More


After the Scottish Independence Referendum: Toward a Federal Moment for the United Kingdom?

Stephen Tierney

in Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836544
eISBN:
9780191873737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836544.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the independence referendum in Scotland, held on September 18, 2014, and its implications for the federal direction of the United Kingdom. The referendum saw 55 percent of Scots ... More


The SNP and UK Relations

Alex Wright

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reports the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s understanding of ‘Britain’. Scotland's incorporation within the UK starts from the 1707 Treaty of Union and the Union of Crowns in 1603. It ... More


The Independence Referendum in Historical and Political Context

Colin Kidd and Malcolm Petrie

in The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198755517
eISBN:
9780191816697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755517.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the historical background to the Referendum. It traces the slow, spasmodic rise of the Scottish National Party within a culture dominated for the second and third quarters of ... More


Devolution, the SNP and the Electorate

John Curtice

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores how in practice devolution threw an electoral lifeline to the Scottish National Party (SNP) that eventually enabled it to come to power. SNP support varied relatively little ... More


The SNP and the Scottish Parliament: The Start of a New Sang?

Colin Mackay

in The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639908
eISBN:
9780748672080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639908.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores how Holyrood has changed the Scottish National Party (SNP), and addresses the party's Scottish Parliamentary performance throughout devolution's first decade. The challenges ... More


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