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  • Devolution and the Scottish Conservativesby Alexander Smith

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This highly readable book is a unique, ethnographic study of devolution and Scottish politics as well as Party political activism more generally. It explores how Conservative Party activists who had opposed devolution and the movement for a Scottish Parliament during the 1990s attempted to mobilise politically following their annihilation at the 1997... more...

  • Towards a regional political class?by Klaus Stolz

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Focussing on professional politicians Klaus Stolz investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. The study deals with two different yet closely related sets of questions: Firstly, how do professional politicians pursue... more...

  • The Europeanization of European Politicsby Charlotte Bretherton; Michael L. Mannin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    A comparative study of European politics in transition through the conceptual prism of Europeanization. more...

  • The Flag in the Windby John MacCormick; Neil MacCormick; Ian R. Hamilton

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75

    Born in Glasgow in 1904, Dr John MacCormick studied law at Glasgow University and was one of the chief founding members of the National Party of Scotland in 1928 and, with the merger of the NPS and the Scottish Party, of the Scottish National Party in 1934. In 1942, he left the SNP and was instrumental in the forming the Scottish Convention which... more...

  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Shortlisted for 'Polemic of the Year' at The Paddy Power/Total Politics Political Book Awards 2013! Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings... more...

  • Arguing for Independenceby Stephen Maxwell; Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 19.95

    Following an introductory chapter exploring why political argument deals in probability and plausibility across interdependent areas of social activity not certainty in individual areas, this book offers a case for independence under six main headings -- the democratic case, the economic case, the social case, the international case, the cultural case... more...

  • The Strange Death of Labour Scotlandby Gerry Hassan; Eric Shaw

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Analyses the rise and fall of Labour in Scotland and asks: is Labour's decline irreversible? After being the leading party in Scotland for 50 years, Labour was shocked to lose an election and office to the SNP in the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary elections, and thunderstruck when the SNP won a majority government in the same elections in 2011. This... more...

  • A Nation Againby Paul Henderson Scott; Betty Davis; Neil Kay; Stephen Maxwell; Tom Nairn

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.32

    As the Scottish people prepare for their biggest ever collective decision with a proposed referendum near at hand, The Independence Book forcefully sets out the Case for Independence. The Imperative of Independence is demonstrated by varied distinguished authors, including contributions from Neil Kay, Tom Nairn and Betty Davies. Each author tackles... more...

  • The Politics of the New Europeby lan Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    This text explains the dynamics of politics across Europe in the post-Cold War era. It compares democratisation, the transition to a market economy and the increasing economic and political integration in the countries of central and eastern Europe with experiences in Scandinavia, and southern and western Europe. more...

  • A Modest Proposalby Angus Reid; Mary Davis

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    ‘The history of parliament in the UK has a consistent theme: the refusal to accept any binding contract with the people. This unacceptable status quo goes for Holyrood as much as for Westminster. The time has come for people to challenge the power of the ruling class. We want to see the Scottish Parliament become an institution that it has so far... more...