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Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland

Murray Stewart Leith and Daniel P. J. Soule


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 masses, and examining the nature of national identity held by members of these groups and the differences within and between them. There is consideration of non-civic aspects of national identity, as well as a measure of political party nationalism in Scotland over the past forty years that illustrates the ideological movements of each major party during this period. This work also represents the f ... More

Keywords: Scotland, national identity, nationalism, political discourse, Scottish politics, Scottish society, discourse analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637362
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Stewart Leith, author

Daniel P. J. Soule, author