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

Dardanelli, Paolo and 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:https://doi.org/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)

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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
Uncontrolled keywords: Scotland, UK, independence, Europe, EU
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 17:20 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2015 15:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43011 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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