Nationalism and the State

Welfare and Identity in Scotland and Quebec

Régionalisme & Fédéralisme / Regionalism & Federalism Band 5

Nicola McEwen

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Since the mid-1970s, many developed states have reduced the size and scope of their welfare systems. At the same time, states have faced growing demands for self-government from national minorities. These twin processes have had a substantial impact upon the structure, power and legitimacy of the state, yet few have considered their inter-relationship.

This book aims to fill this gap by conducting a focused comparison of nationalism and welfare development in Scotland and Quebec. The recent emergence of Scottish and Québécois nationalism took place against a backdrop of welfare retrenchment. Did the post-war welfare state contain these territorial identities and strengthen attachment to the state among Scots and Quebecers? Did the retrenchment of state welfare lead to demands for greater self-government?

Demands for Scottish self-government led to the creation of the Scottish Parliament and the devolution of power over wide areas of social policy. The book examines the complexities of welfare development in multi-level states, drawing upon the Quebec-Canada experience to explore the relationship between nationalism and welfare development in post-devolution Scotland.

The Author: Nicola McEwen is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 2001. Her research on welfare state nationalism was developed while holding an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2003 and has come to fruition in this book. Nicola McEwen’s main research interests are in comparative territorial politics, nationalism and UK devolution.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 18.01.2006
Verlag Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Seitenzahl 212
Maße (L/B/H) 22/15/1.1 cm
Gewicht 304 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-90-5201-240-7

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  • Contents: The relationship between nationalism and the welfare state – State and minority nationalism in the UK and Canada – The emergence of nationalism in Scotland and Quebec – Social policy as a tool for accommodating national minorities – The territorial impact of welfare retrenchment – Social democracy and self-government – Scottish devolution and the British welfare state.