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The Politics of Nationhood

Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics

Authors: Lynch, P.

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For over a century the Conservative Party has been identified as the patriotic party defending the nation state and British identity. Thatcherism sought to rework the Conservative politics of nationhood in the light of changed circumstances, but the Thatcher and Major Governments faced significant problems managing the Union, European integration and a multicultural society. Philip Lynch examines the key developments and statecraft problems in the conservative politics of nationhood during the Thatcher and Major period.

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Philip Lynch is Lecturer in Politics and Deputy-Director of the Center for European Politics and Institutions at the University of Leicester.

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'This is a timely and compelling study of the dominant beliefs of contemporary Conservatism and their historical roots.' - Professor Andrew Gamble, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

'...an excellent and timely analysis of the importance of nationalism and national identity in Conservative Politics...a valuable addition to the literature on the contemporary Conservative Party.' - Professor Zig Layton-Henry, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick

'...a comprehensive and intelligent review of the main national issues to have confronted the Conservative Party since the 1950s.' - Ian St John, National Identities

'Philip Lynch's The Politics of Nationhood provides a highly intelligent historical framework for this debate.' - Stephen Coleman, Parliamentary Affairs

'This is a highly readable book which gives some insight into the roots of modern Conservatism.' - Laura McAllister, Parliamentary Affairs

'...timely and elegant survey.' - David Williams, Times Literary Supplement


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Nationhood
Book Subtitle
Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98351-5
DOI
10.1057/9780333983515
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-65612-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 201
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