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The Scottish constitutional issue and the 2014 referendum

Marina Dekavalla

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119896
eISBN:
9781526136145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119896.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 provides historical background to the case study analysed in subsequent chapters by looking at the historical events that led to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. It offers a ... More


The Scottish Media and Politics

Neil Blain and David Hutchison

in The Media in Scotland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627998
eISBN:
9780748671205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter begins by noting distinct qualities of the Scottish public sphere from the period since the Union, and how this distinctness has been mirrored by identities in the Scottish media, however ... More


The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence: From the Council of Windsor and the Submission of Abernethy (1072) to Cum universi and the Quitclaim of Canterbury (1189)

Dauvit Broun

in Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623600
eISBN:
9780748653416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623600.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter extends Professor Davies's insights into a more detailed discussion of how the Scottish kingdom was regarded by Scottish kings and churchmen in relation to the king of England. It notes ... More


Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots

Michael Penman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300148725
eISBN:
9780300209280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148725.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Robert the Bruce (1274–1329) famously defeated the English at Bannockburn and became the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. This book focuses on Robert's kingship in the fifteen years ... More


Interpreting EVEL: Latest Station in the Conservative Party’s English Journey?

Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In October 2015, the Conservative Government introduced a reform to the procedures of the House of Commons known as ‘English votes for English laws’ (or EVEL). This chapter examines how the ... 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


Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Neil Blain, David Hutchison, and Gerry Hassan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

On 18 September 2014, a referendum took place in Scotland to determine the question of Scottish independence. Soon after, the independence issue recurred strongly as a topic in the UK general ... More


Social Justice and the SNP

Stephen Maxwell

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/9780748639908.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes the understanding of the Scottish National Party (SNP) on social justice. The economic development and opposition to nuclear weapons are in the SNP's political DNA. Electoral ... More


Conclusion: From British Identity to Scottish Nation

Dauvit Broun

in Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623600
eISBN:
9780748653416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623600.003.0036
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter concludes that Scottish independence only began as a conscious aspiration when it was first threatened at the start of the twelfth century: a reaction to external pressures which was the ... More


The Technical Jekyll and the Political Hyde: The Constitutional Law and Politics of Scotland’s Independence ‘Neverendum’

Andrew Tickell

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/9780198755517.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the constitutional law and politics of a second referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. Drawing on Cass Sunstein’s work on the prudence of ... More


‘The Most Neglected if Not Opprest State in Europe’? Confrontations and the Search for Compromise, 1700–5

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter argues that Scotland’s economic problems of the 1690s ran on into the early years of the eighteenth century. There was a widespread recognition of the country’s difficulties, although ... More


Epilogue: a new Scotland in a changing Europe

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/9780719070808.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents several predictions on how the European dimension will affect the future of self-government in Scotland. It offers some reflections on Scotland's place in the European Union in ... More


Paving the Way: the Union Commissioners and the Hearts and Minds of the People

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the extent and nature of anti-English feeling in Scotland. Also explored in unprecedented detail is the work of the union commissioners (from both countries) whose job it was to ... More


Spain, Catalonia and the Scottish Referendum: A Study in Multiple Realities

Enric Castelló, Fernando León-Solís, and Hugh O’Donnell

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Scottish referendum was a high priority topic, seen as a domestic issue by the Spanish media, throughout the campaign. Coverage was heavily influenced by demands for Catalan independence, with ... More


Constitutional Change, Social Investment and Prevention Policy in Scotland

Paul Cairney, Malcolm Harvey, and Emily St Denny

in A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416429
eISBN:
9781474435185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The prospect of Scottish independence allowed commentators the chance to reconsider the Scottish Government’s social policy choices. The idea of ‘social investment’ grew in importance since it fits ... More


The French View

Didier Revest

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

During 2013, there was little French media interest in the Scottish referendum, though by 2014 some coverage was evident in both press and broadcast output, though interest still appeared low. ... More


The Scottish Referendum: The View from Quebec

Catherine Côté

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter begins by noting the significance for Quebec of parallels between Quebec and Scotland. It points out also the particular significance of the referendum concept in Quebec, given a history ... More


Epilogue

Jonathan Hearn

in Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: The Path to Economic Crisis in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719087998
eISBN:
9781526128492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087998.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The epilogue pulls back from the study presented to place it in the context of general patterns of national identity and recent and on going constitutional change in the UK. It explores how this case ... More


The Scotland Referendum in the English-Ianguage Canadian Media

Christopher Waddell

in Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696581
eISBN:
9781474418829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter provides detailed data on types of stories, sources, news organizations, and content, as well as an overview of Canadian media provision. It begins by noting that media cutbacks in Canada ... More


Conclusions

John Bryden, Lesley Riddoch, and Ottar Brox

in Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696208
eISBN:
9781474412506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696208.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter draws together the major arguments and insights presented in the preceding chapters. Drawing on Adam Smith’s and Karl Polanyi, they consider ideas about the role of the state in ... More


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