A Distinctive Scottish Voice? Identities, Values and Attitudes

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638994
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652891 | DOI:
A Distinctive Scottish Voice? Identities, Values and Attitudes

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This chapter considers some of the underlying forces that could have helped undermine support for the Union. Perhaps, the creation of the Scottish Parliament has influenced people's sense of national identity. It examines whether the Scottish people now are less likely to feel British and more likely to feel distinctively Scottish. It also examines whether the devolution has resulted in debates about policy in Scotland being conducted entirely separately from the equivalent debates in England, with the result that people in Scotland increasingly have different policy preferences from their counterparts south of the border.

Keywords: Scottish Parliament; national identity; Scotland; England; British identity; Scottish identity

Chapter.  8446 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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