Aughey, Arthur (2010) National identity, allegiance and constitutional change in the United Kingdom. Nations and Nationalism, 16 (2). pp. 335-353. [Journal article]
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It has become conventional to discuss nationalism in terms of identity.While this approach is fruitful and illuminating, it can often be ambiguous, running together cultural, social, personal and political issues. It becomes particularly problematicwhen discussing multinationalism, the character of which may be confused byr eference to national identity alone. Allegiance is used in this article to explore how apolitical commitment to the multinational state can coexist with a range of nationaland regional identities in the United Kingdom. The argument is that, recent constitutionalchanges notwithstanding, the multinational ideal involves still a state ofdistinctive national identities tempered by the habit of allegiance to legitimate British government.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences|
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Politics & International Studies
|Deposited By:||Professor Arthur Aughey|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2010 08:09|
|Last Modified:||24 Aug 2010 10:01|
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