The Politics of Nationhood: Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics

The Politics of Nationhood: Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics

by P. Lynch

Hardcover(1999)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333656129
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/13/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
List of Abbreviationsx
Introductionxi
1Conservatism and the Politics of Nationhood1
Historical Perspectives1
The Conservative Nation4
The Conservative Party and the Politics of Nationhood9
Conclusions20
2Heath and Powell - Two National Strategies22
The Changing Politics of Nationhood23
Heath's National Strategy28
Powell's Nationalist Strategy38
Conclusions45
3Thatcherism and the Politics of Nationhood48
Thatcherism and Thatcher50
Ideology, Ideas and Thatcherite Discourse51
Thatcherism - a Political Project59
A Coherent Project? Sceptical Views61
Conclusions63
4European Integration66
Conservative Policy and European Integration, 1979-9767
Nationhood and Europe77
Sovereignty and Autonomy80
European Integration and Conservative Politics89
Conclusions101
5Territorial Politics103
Scotland105
Wales115
Northern Ireland116
The European Dimension127
Conclusions128
6'Race' and Immigration131
Conservatism, 'Race' and Nationhood132
Citizenship, Immigration and Asylum135
Race Relations and Public Policy144
The Politics of 'Race' and the Conservative Party149
Conclusions152
7Conclusions154
The Conservative Politics of Nationhood after 1997157
Rethinking the Conservative Nation162
Notes and References168
Select Bibliography195
Index197

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