Steven, Martin and Llyr ap Gareth, Owain and Baston, Lewis (2012) The Conservative Party and Devolved National Identities: Scotland and Wales Compared. National Identities, 14 (1). pp. 71-81. ISSN 1469-9907Full text not available from this repository.
This article focuses on the role of national identity in the behaviour and performance of the Scottish Conservative Party – the main voice of opposition to devolution in the 1990s. In particular, it will address the apparent flat-lining of its popular vote, arguing that this is a direct consequence of the party doggedly adhering to a more traditional form of ‘unionist nationalism’. This can be contrasted with Wales, where the party has adapted well to devolution, and enjoyed a steady improvement in its electoral performances.
|Journal or Publication Title:||National Identities|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||devolution ; Conservative Party ; Scotland ; Wales ; identity|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2012 14:28|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:18|
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