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‘The Future of Britishness’

Aughey, Arthur (2008) ‘The Future of Britishness’. In: Constitutional Futures Revisited,. (Eds: Hazell, Robert), Palgrave, pp. 75-90. ISBN 0230220746 [Book section]

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The other Chapters in this volume deal mainly with the machinery of governance while this one, by contrast, deals mainly with the ghost in the machine, those dispositions, loyalties, sympathies, beliefs, feelings and sensitivities that together constitute a political identity. Rather than using the matrix format at the end to present alternative scenarios, this Chapter deploys the axes to identify what was, what is and what may become of Britishness. It then abridges into two directions of travel the complex possibilities of the post-devolution condition. These possibilities are separation and adaptation, the first a radical dissolution of the Union, the second a modest modification of the multi-national Union.

Item Type:Book section
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 > Politics & International Studies
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:8979
Deposited By: Professor Arthur Aughey
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 16:18
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:44

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