Devolution and the scottish conservatives. (Book, 2011) []
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Devolution and the scottish conservatives.

Author: Alexander Smith
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester Uni Press, 2011.
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A unique ethnographic study of Party political activismExploring how Conservative Party activists who had opposed devolution and the movement for a Scottish Parliament during the 1990s attempted to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Smith
ISBN: 0719079691 9780719079696
OCLC Number: 755913164
Description: xi, 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Banal activism2. A Tory Free Scotland3. Dispelling Doonhamers: naming and the numbers game4. Making (a) Difference: building the political machine5. The Politics of Irrelevance6.Disaggregating the Secret Ballot: electioneering and the politics of self-knowledge7. Counting on Failure: Polling Day and its aftermath8. Return of the lesser-spotted Tory -- .


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... Smith's work demonstrates the continued importance of social class in Scottish politics.This excellent book will be of significance for students of citizenship, nationhood and how constructed Read more...

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