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Title: Recasting the state: The Scottish National Party and the Nieuw‐Vlaamse Alliantie
Author(s): Brown Swan, Coree
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Keywords: secession
sub-state nationalism
Issue Date: Dec-2022
Date Deposited: 29-Feb-2024
Citation: Brown Swan C (2022) Recasting the state: The Scottish National Party and the Nieuw‐Vlaamse Alliantie. <i>Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism</i>, 22 (3), pp. 188-202.
Abstract: In 2014, voters in Scotland and Flanders were faced with a choice which would shape the constitutional future of their respective nations as well as that of the British and Belgian states. The Scottish National Party and the Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie sought different types of self-government, but their proposals were made in response to the embedding state. This article analyses the messaging of each party, determining that both discursively use the state – as concept and as institution – in similar ways. Both acknowledge the interdependence inherent to governance in the twenty-first century, but argue that self-government remains necessary. They also use the perceived failings of the state to make their case for self-government. However, there are important, albeit subtle, areas of variation, reflecting both the nature of each party’s self-government goals and their strategies in pursuit of them.
DOI Link: 10.1111/sena.12376
Rights: © 2022 The Author. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism published by Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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