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    DescriptionVoters in Scotland face a fundamental choice about their future at the independence referendum on 18th September 2014 and political parties are key actors in this process. Though the referendum saw the launch of umbrella campaign groups - Yes Scotland and Better Together - political parties remained central to the campaign. Parties shaped the nature of the referendum in government; parties provided leadership, resources, activists and expertise to the campaign; and were also major producers of political discourse throughout Scotland's contemporary referendum experience. Though the referendum offers a simple Yes/No choice on the ballot paper, some voters may also use party loyalty as a short-cut guide to understanding the issues and their decision. This book: analyses the referendum roles and activities of the Conservatives, Scottish Green Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party and Scottish Socialist Party during the campaign. places the independence referendum in international context through examining other sovereignty referendums looks at the emergence of new organizations like Radical Independence and National Collective. Finally, the book adopts the Essex School of discourse analysis to examine the contested nature of political discourse around the referendum.

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    Scottish Political Parties and 2014 Independence Referendum 2014
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Kevin Adamson, Edited by Peter Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781860571213
    ISBN 10: 1860571212

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Ashley Drake Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Welsh Academic Press
    Publication date
    02 June 2014
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    Author Information
    Kevin Adamson is a lecturer in politics at the University of Stirling. His research interests are currently focused on Scottish and European politics, particularly with regard to citizenship, political ideologies and analysis of political discourse. Dr Peter Lynch is a Senior Lecturer in the History & Politics Department at the University of Stirling and is also Director of the Scottish Political Archive. He is author of SNP: The History of the Scottish National Party (Welsh Academic Press, 2002).
    Table of contents
    1. Political Parties and the Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 - Kevin Adamson and Peter Lynch 2. Referendums and Sovereignty - Matt Qvortrup 3. The Scottish National Party and the Independence Referendum - Kevin Adamson and Peter Lynch 4. The Scottish Labour Party and the Independence Referendum - Eric Shaw 5. The Scottish Conservatives and the Independence Referendum - David Torrance 6. The Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Independence Referendum - Malcolm Harvey 7. The Radical Parties and Independence: Another World is Possible? - Paul Gillen 8.Conclusion: Political Parties and the Referendum Kevin Adamson and Peter Lynch