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Standing up for Scotland: Nationalist Unionism and Scottish Party Politics, 1884-2014

David Torrance

Abstract

David Torrance reassesses the relationship between ‘nationalism’ and ‘unionism’ in Scottish politics, challenging a binary reading of the two ideologies with the concept of ‘nationalist unionism’. Scottish nationalism did not begin with the SNP in 1934, nor was it confined to political parties that desired independent statehood. Rather, it was more dispersed, with the Liberal, Conservative and Labour parties all attempting to harness Scottish national identity and nationalism between 1884 and 2014, often with the paradoxical goal of strengthening rather than ending the Union. This book combine ... More

Keywords: Nationalism, unionism, Liberal, Conservative, Labour, SNP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474447812
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447812.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Torrance, author
House of Commons Library