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Is the 'United' Kingdom really as united as its name might suggest? For many people in the UK, increasing nationalism in Scotland raises serious questions about what Britain is, and where its future lies. In "The Road to Independence?", Murray Pittock not only gives an account of modern Scottish nationalism, but also explains what Scotland's role in Britain has been historically, and why it has changed radically in the last fifty years, with the debate about independence coming to the fore. The author relates the economic, social and cultural history of Scotland, the rise of modern Scottish nationalism and the reasons for it, the recent history and differing character of Scotland's cities and cultural industries, the impact of multiculturalism on Scottish as distinct from British society, and the changes wrought by devolution, including the reasons for the election of Scotland's first-ever nationalist government in 2007. "The Road to Independence?" is the only history of Scotland available with a truly contemporary focus. In dealing with everything from modern painting to political structures it is remarkably comprehensive; in explaining the rise of modern nationalism it is of fundamental importance to policymakers and the wider public. It will be of interest to students of politics, history, law and social science, and to all who want to understand the rapidly changing face of Britain.
|Utgitt||2008||Forfatter||Murray G. H. Pittock|
|Antall sider||224||Dimensjoner||13,8cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm|
|Vekt||263 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||British & Irish history, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Social & cultural history, Economic history|