The Autonomy of Modern Scotland

The Autonomy of Modern Scotland

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How much independence can a small country like Scotland have? Lindsay Paterson argues that throughout the last 300 years the nature of Scottish independence has changed frequently. While nationalists have successfully challenged old forms of autonomy, pragmatic unionists have influenced the outcome of these protests, negotiating workable compromises with England and the wider world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0748605258
  • 9780748605255
  • 2,172,481

About Lindsay Paterson

Lindsay Paterson is Professor of Educational Policy at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The Scottish Electorate, >A Diverse Assembly, The Autonomy of Modern Scotland and Politics and Society in Scotland.show more

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Impressive sophistication and scholarship. Lindsay Paterson offers an intelligent, stimulating perspective on a highly topical issue ... This scholarly exposition roams widely and effectively across politics, history, culture and religion ... this is a timelyand welcome intervention. -- Robert Pyper Despite its absolute reasonableness of tone this book is a profoundly subversive document. -- David Stenhouse Every so often a book comes along which changes the way we look at things. Such a book is Lindsay Paterson's. Ought to be on the reading list of all students of Scottish politics, history and sociology as well as politicians, administrators, lawyers ! Impressive sophistication and scholarship. Lindsay Paterson offers an intelligent, stimulating perspective on a highly topical issue ... This scholarly exposition roams widely and effectively across politics, history, culture and religion ... this is a timelyand welcome intervention. Despite its absolute reasonableness of tone this book is a profoundly subversive document. Every so often a book comes along which changes the way we look at things. Such a book is Lindsay Paterson's. Ought to be on the reading list of all students of Scottish politics, history and sociology as well as politicians, administrators, lawyers !show more