The United Kingdom as a Territorial State

Brigid Hadfield

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263198
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734755 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

The United Kingdom as a Territorial State

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This chapter examines the changes in the conception of the United Kingdom as a territorial state. It discusses the two major territorial questions relevant to the United Kingdom: the question concerning Ireland and Northern Ireland; and the relationships between the component parts of the United Kingdom, specifically Great Britain. The chapter explains the key aspects of the evolution of the twentieth-century constitution of the United Kingdom.

Keywords: United Kingdom; territorial state; Ireland; Northern Ireland; Great Britain; constitution

Chapter.  20487 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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