Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland


Author: Murray Stewart Leith,Daniel P. J. Soule

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637362

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 1431

Uses manifesto analysis to measure political nationalism in Scotland. Murray Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule explore the importance of groups, concepts and events such as the SNP and devolution, unionism, the political elite, political and public discourse, inclusion and exclusion, enforced nationalism, and birth, race and citizenship to nationalist feeling in Scotland. The authors set the Modernist view of Scottish nationalism against the work of Gellner, Anderson and Billig to create their own 'mixed method' of evaluating nationalism.

Independence of the Scottish Mind

Elite Narratives, Public Spaces and the Making of a Modern Nation


Author: G. Hassan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137414146

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

View: 3139

This study explores modern Scotland and examines how Scottish politics, culture and identities have interacted within the national and international contexts in the last thirty years. It considers which voices and opinions have proven influential and defining and charts the boundaries of public conversation to and beyond the independence referendum

Feeling British

Sympathy and National Identity in Scottish and English Writing, 1707-1832


Author: Evan Gottlieb

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838756782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 1891

Feeling British argues that the discourse of sympathy both encourages and problematizes a sense of shared national identity in eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature and culture. Although the 1707 Act of Union officially joined England and Scotland, government policy alone could not overcome centuries of feuding and ill will between these nations. Accordingly, the literary public sphere became a vital arena for the development and promotion of a new national identity, Britishness. Feeling British starts by examining the political implications of the Scottish Enlightenment's theorizations of sympathy the mechanism by which emotions are shared between people. From these philosophical beginnings, this study tracks how sympathetic discourse is deployed by a variety of authors - including Defoe, Smollett, Johnson, Wordsworth, and Scott - invested in constructing, but also in questioning, an inclusive sense of what it means to be British.

Modern Scottish Diaspora


Author: Murray Stewart Leith

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748681434

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 3008

Brings together well-established and emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines to present a contemporary 'diasporic' perspective on national affairs for Scotland. The book reflects a growing interest in the subject from academics, policy makers and

Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland?


Author: David Torrance

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748670440

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 8311

Explores the history and ideas of the Scottish Conservative Party since its creation in 1912

The Politics of Immigration in Multi-Level States

Governance and Political Parties


Author: E. Hepburn,R. Zapata-Barrero

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113735853X

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 743

This book develops an exploratory theory of immigration in multilevel states addressing two themes: governance and political parties. It examines not only how, and by whom, immigration policy is decided and implemented at different levels, but also how it has become a key-issue of party competition across multilevel states.

Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events, Festivals and Spectacles


Author: Udo Merkel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137394935

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 1198

This collection focuses on the multi-layered links between international events and identity discourses. With a unique line-up of international scholars, this book offers a diverse range of exciting case studies, including sports competitions, music festivals, exhibitions, fashion shows and royal celebrations.

Claiming Scotland

National Identity and Liberal Culture


Author: Jonathan Hearn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781902930169

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 9752

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."

Scottish Devolution and Social Policy

Evidence from the First Decade


Author: Murray Leith,Tim Laxton,Iain McPhee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 9781443837903

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 1115

Through the analysis of specific policy areas in Scotland and a consideration of key social issues, this work examines devolved policy in a number of specific areas, and the changes wrought by the first decade and more of devolution in those areas. Each chapter considers specific aspects of social policy in Scotland, and the final chapter addresses whether the founding principles of Scottish devolution have transferred from principles to policy. The various ideas and themes all relate to the core ideas that underpinned devolution and the creation of the Scottish Parliament. While policy areas are directly addressed within most chapters, others consider class, equality, and the removal of the democratic deficit. This work judges whether these larger issues, as well as individual areas of social policy, have been better addressed within contemporary Scottish society since devolution took place.