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National identity and party affiliation are set to play a key role in the Scottish referendum, whose result is more uncertain than opinion polls suggest

Van der Zwet, Arno and McAngus, Craig (2013) National identity and party affiliation are set to play a key role in the Scottish referendum, whose result is more uncertain than opinion polls suggest. British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

‘DevoMax’ will not be an option on the ballot paper in the Scottish Independence Referendum next year even though it is more popular among the electorate than independence. Arno van der Zwet and Craig McAngus explore how Scottish attitudes to the two options vary according to national and party identity. They find that perceptions of national identity polarises assessments of Scotland’s performance under independence more so than it does for DevoMax. Also, people’s assessments of Scotland’s future do not always match their actual constitutional preferences, suggesting that the referendum result is more uncertain than opinion polls may suggest.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 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) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76528

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