Item description for Claiming Scotland by Jonathan Hearn...
In September of 1997 Scots voted overwhelmingly for the establishment of a modern democratic parliament -their first parliament in almost three hundred years. How did this remarkable constitutional change come about? Jonathan Hearn explores this question by examining how claims for greater political autonomy in Scotland today draw on deeper cultural traditions of political thought and action. Scotland's civic nationalism voices a moral critique of neoliberalism and a communitarian defence of the idea of the welfare state, grounding these in Scottish culture and identity. By placing this movement and its language in their institutional, historical, and cultural contexts, this powerful book challenges the conventional distinctions between liberalism and nationalism, and between civic and ethnic forms of nationalism, by arguing for a more nuanced way of thinking about processes of culture, identity, and politics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.15" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2001
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 1902930169 ISBN13 9781902930169
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More About Jonathan Hearn
Jonathan Hearn is social anthropologist and lecturer in politics and sociology at the University of Edinburgh.
Jonathan Hearn has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Edinburgh.