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If the ‘Yes’ campaign can shift the debate from the head to the heart, support for Scottish independence will grow

Van Der Zwet, Arno (2014) If the ‘Yes’ campaign can shift the debate from the head to the heart, support for Scottish independence will grow. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the fourth of our series of articles looking ahead to the Scottish independence referendum, Arno van der Zwet discusses the question of whether the ‘Yes’ camp can make gains amongst so-called ‘closet nationalists’ by shifting the debate for independence from instrumental to sentimental reasons. However, recent theoretical work in the field of nationalism and national identity has suggested that a heightened sense of national identity is time limited.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 14:13
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 02:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73892

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