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Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives : Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance.

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Author/Creator:
Smith, Alexander.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
Series:
New Ethnographies Ser.
New Ethnographies Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (167 pages)
Subjects:
Conservative Party (Scotland).
Decentralization in government -- Scotland.
Scotland -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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 mobilise politically following their annihilation at the 1997 General Election.
Contents:
Intro
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgements
Note to international readers
1. Banal activism
2. A Tory-free Scotland
3. Dispelling Doonhamers:naming and the numbers game
4. Making (a) difference:building the political machine
5. The politics of irrelevance
6. Disaggregating the secret ballot:electioneering and the politics ofself-knowledge
7. Counting on failure:Polling Day and its aftermath
8. Return of the lesser-spotted Tory
Afterword
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Smith, Alexander Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives
ISBN:
9781847794796
9780719079696
OCLC:
818847508
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