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Constituting ScotlandThe Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model$
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W. Elliot Bulmer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748697595

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Constituting Scotland

W. Elliot Bulmer

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter sets the book in its political landscape – in the aftermath of a relatively narrow defeat for the pro-independence side in Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum. It illustrates that the Scottish national movement developed some constitutional ideas that, being distinct from and yet also embedded within the British constitutional tradition, are worthy of study in their own right, chiefly through the detailed analysis of constitutional texts. These texts shed light not only on the nature of the Scottish national movement, but also on the state-of-the-art of Westminster-derived constitution-making generally, in its global and comparative aspect.

Keywords:   Background, Methodology, Historical Institutionalism, Theory, Written Constitution

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