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An Independent Scotland? The Scottish National Party’s Bid for Independence and its Prospects

Dardanelli, Paolo, Mitchell, James (2014) An Independent Scotland? The Scottish National Party’s Bid for Independence and its Prospects. The International Spectator, 49 (3). pp. 88-105. ISSN 0393-2729. E-ISSN 1751-9721. (doi:10.1080/03932729.2014.935996) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43011)

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Abstract

The September 2014 referendum is a milestone in Scotland’s history. After 307 years of union with England and a 15-year experience with

devolution, Scottish nationalism is within reach of its ultimate goal. Independence would be consensual and Scotland and the rest of the UK

would retain multiple links. The EU dimension looms large in the debate and is entangled with the UK’s own review of its membership. Scotland’s

referendum is part of a wider trend seeing other ‘stateless nations’ in the democratic world pursuing independence. Even if opinion polls indicate

voters will likely reject secession, Scotland’s experience holds important lessons for the wider world.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/03932729.2014.935996
Uncontrolled keywords: Scotland, UK, independence, Europe, EU
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 17:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43011 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dardanelli, Paolo: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1986-1604
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