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The Scottish National Party: Transition to Power

James Mitchell, Lynn Bennie, and Rob Johns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199580002
eISBN:
9780191731099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580002.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book is a study of the Scottish National Party (SNP) immediately after it came to power in May 2007, based on a survey of the entire membership and elite interviews with over eighty senior party ... More


Back to the Future? Judges, Politicians and the Constitution in the New Scotland

Aidan O’Neill

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter gives a view for and of Scotland. It highlights the different constitutional status given to Convention rights under the Scotland Act 1998. These constitute absolute and non-negotiable ... More


Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Murray Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book addresses issues of national identity and nationalism in Scotland from a political and linguistic perspective, comparing a variety of attitudes and opinions from the political elite to the ... More


Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

John Curtice and David McCrone

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638994
eISBN:
9780748652891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Scottish parliamentary and local elections of 2007 were significant for two key reasons: the SNP was brought to power for the first time in its history, posing a fundamental challenge to the ... More


National Identity, Union, and Empire, c.1850–c.1970

Richard Finlay

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Richard Finlay examines the role the empire played in shaping Scottish national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He argues that Unionism was reinvented in the 1880s and that this ... More


After the Declaration of Perth: All Change!

James G. Kellas

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter talks about the leading Scottish National Party (SNP) politicians and how they talk of ‘a British society in conjunction with a Scottish state’. It also reports that it is ‘difficult to ... More


The Politics of Contemporary Scottish Nationalism

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers political expressions of nationalism, examining events from the 1970s in more detail and drawing attention to the wider socio-political context of the politics of nationalism ... 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 Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas

Gerry Hassan (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617845
eISBN:
9780748672097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Scottish Labour has been the dominant political party in Scotland for over 40 years. This book considers the contemporary party, analysing it in the context of Scottish politics, Scotland, and the ... 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 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


‘A Disgrace to the Community’

Scott Lyall

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623341
eISBN:
9780748652167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Montrose, which is important to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. MacDiarmid’s modernist poetry in Scots and his espousal of a radical Scottish politics ... More


The Changing Sense of Scotland: the Political Employment of National Identity

Murrey Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule

in Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637362
eISBN:
9780748652914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter illustrates how the nationalist–unionist issue has changed over the last forty years in Scottish politics. The manifesto content analysis indicates the changing employment of a sense of ... More


Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Jeffrey Stephen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625055
eISBN:
9780748653423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Set against the background of post-revolution Scottish ecclesiastical politics, this book addresses the hitherto largely neglected religious dimension to the debates on Anglo–Scottish Union. Focusing ... More


The settled will of the Scottish people

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/9780719053580.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Political systems are rarely completely transformed even after revolutions. Scottish devolution is best understood as an important development in a continuous process of challenges to and defence of ... More


The Politics of Popular Education, 1850–1872

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Scottish politics and party allegiances were dominated to an unusual degree by religion. The Established Church was identified with Conservatism, while the United Presbyterians and the Free Church ... More


The Politics of Scottish Labour's Heartlands

Jane Saren and James McCormick

in The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617845
eISBN:
9780748672097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the politics of Scottish Labour's heartlands in the context of what might be called ‘the new politics’: the changing patterns of political loyalties and engagement which are ... More


From Breakthrough to Mainstream: The Politics of Potential and Blackmail

James Mitchell

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/9780748639908.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the struggle of the Scottish National Party (SNP) to be a part of mainstream of Scottish politics and the potential of blackmailing. The Hamilton by-election was an important ... 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


Women and Working-Class Politics, 1900–1914

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter deals with Scottish politics between 1900 and 1914 and its impact on working-class women. The Labour Party was even less successful in Scotland than in other parts of the country. In the ... More


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