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Between Two Unions: Europeanisation and Scottish Devolution

Paolo Dardanelli


This book is an in-depth comparative study of Scottish devolution and an analysis of the impact of the European dimension. With a focus on the periods leading up to the referendums in 1979 and 1997, it investigates positions and strategies of political parties and interest groups, and how these influenced constitutional preferences at mass level and, ultimately, the referendum results themselves. Based on analysis of an extensive body of quantitative and qualitative sources, the book builds an argument which challenges the widespread thesis that support for devolution was a consequence of Cons ... More

Keywords: Scottish devolution, referendum, political parties, interest groups, constitutional preferences, Conservative rule, changing attitudes, independence, comparative study, European dimension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070808
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paolo Dardanelli, author