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Beyond the Constitution? Englishness in a post-devolved Britain

Hayton, Richard, English, Richard and Kenny , Michael (2008) Beyond the Constitution? Englishness in a post-devolved Britain. Beyond the Constitution? Englishness in a post-devolved Britain.

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Abstract

The notion that we are currently witnessing a growing commitment to English nationalism and deeper and wider identification with Englishness, as opposed to Britishness, is becoming part of the political wisdom of the age. The suggestion that the English are beginning to think of themselves as a nation with a separate identity from the other nationalities within the United Kingdom feeds into a vexed debate among politicians and commentators about the identity and future of ‘Britishness’ itself.

This paper argues for the adoption of a greater sense of historical proportion about these trends, and challenges the widely held presumption that the rise of Englishness signals the death-knell of values and identities associated with Britishness.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Institute of Public Policy Research (ippr)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identity; Citizenship; Englishness, Devolution; Governance; United Kingdom; Great Britain; Britishness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Richard Hayton
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 15:28
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 11:35
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9133

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