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Scottish Nationalism

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This thesis is separated into two main sections, namely a theoretical part and a practical part. The first section is divided into four main chapters. The first chapter brings to light the concept of nationalism, nation and culture. Those terms are not always easy to define, scholars do not always agree on the topic. But given that it is the prominent concept of my research, I must be able to provide a sufficient and general definition of those concepts. The second chapter concentrates on the history of Scotland: its creation, the conflicts with England that lasted for years, the reign of Marie Stuart, the Union of crown and the Act of Union that brought the two countries together. The history unit is important as to be able to search the…show more content…
As the referendum is a matter of unsatisfactory politics, it is also imperative to explain what happened between the nineteenth century and the twenty-first century that led to a referendum on independence. The creation of the SNP has its part of responsibility in it. Therefore the chapter crosses the two previous Scottish referendums in 1979 and 1997 and the popular rise of the SNP. Also it brings attention to the two referendum campaigns, the Yes Scotland and the No Campaign, their arguments, the main orators and their programs. Then, the fourth chapter is about Scottish Nationalism. It explains when it appeared back in time, its evolution, it’s recent re-emergence, and how it manifests itself outside and inside politics. Albeit focusing on nationalism in general, the event chosen is the Scottish referendum. Thus it seems logical to mention this matter, as it is part of the discussions Finally, the second section is the practical part. In this unit can be found the explanation of the corpus I have selected, why this particular corpus and how I did it. Then follows the results of my research through an analysis of political speeches and the conclusion that can be drawn from it. The conclusion provides the answer to my research’s question and further examination of the
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