Context and Contingency: Constitutional Nationalists and Europe

James Mitchell, Michael Cavanagh

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Abstract / Description of output

Compares the European policies of three constitutional nationalist parties in the UK: the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru (Wales), and the Social and Democratic Labour Party (Northern Ireland). It shows how each has, in different ways, used EU integration strategically and tactically to advance its claims. This seeming paradox, of nationalist parties supporting institutions that aim to remove power from the nation, can be explained in a number of ways, all involving some degree of redefinition of the nature of nationalism in the context of globalization.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationMinority Nationalism, Globalization and European Integration
EditorsM Keating, G McGarry
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)0-19-924214-3, 9780199242146
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2001

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • globalization
  • Scotland
  • Plaid Cymru
  • European Union
  • Political science (General)
  • UK
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales
  • Scottish National Party
  • Social and Democratic Labour Party
  • nationalism

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