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State of the union [electronic resource] : Unionism and the alternatives in the United Kingdom since 1707 / Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan.

Author/Creator:
McLean, Iain.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (298 p.)
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Subjects:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is the first survey of Unionism, the ideology of most of the rulers of the United Kingdom for the last 300 years. Because it was taken so much for granted, it has never been properly studied. Now that we stand in the twilight of Unionism, it is possible to see it as it casts its long shadow over British and imperial history since 1707.The book looks at all the crucial moments in the history of Unionism. In 1707, the parliaments and (more important) executives of England and Scotland were united. During the 18th century, although not immediately after 1707, that union blossomed and brought
Contents:
Preface; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; 1. The United Kingdom as a Union State; 2. The Union of Westminster and Edinburgh Parliaments, 1707; 3. Ireland's Incorporation: An 'Excusable Mistake'?; 4. 1886; 5. The High Noon of Unionism: 1886-1921; 6. Ulster Unionism since 1921; 7. Unionism in Britain since 1961: Elite Attitudes; 8. The Union since 1961-Mass Attitudes; 9. Representation in a Union State; 10. Public Finance in an Asymmetric Union; 11. Conclusion: A Union State without Unionism; Appendix: Principal Characters in 1707 and 1800; References; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-274) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
McMillan, Alistair.
ISBN:
1-282-26811-2
9786612268113
0-19-153161-8
1-4237-7094-3
OCLC:
742333424
Publisher Number:
9780199258208 (hbk.)