Independence, nationalism and subnational island jurisdictions

Godfrey Baldacchino (Editor), Eve Hepburn (Editor)

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What are the strategies, modalities and aspirations of island-based, stateless nationalist and regionalist parties in the twenty-first century? Political independence is now easier to achieve, even by the smallest of territories; yet, it is not so likely to be pursued with any vigour by the world's various persisting sub-national (and mainly island) jurisdictions. Theirs is a pursuit of different expressions of sub-national autonomy, stopping short of independence. And yet, a number of independence referenda are scheduled, including one looming in Scotland in autumn 2014.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCommonwealth and Comparative Politics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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