rise of Scottsih Nationalism in the last thirty years

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How would you account for the rise of nationalism in Scotland in the last thirty years? Political parties and the media increasingly invoke nationalism as a vehicle to increase support or deter voters from the attraction of another party, policy or culture. Since the 1950's Scotland has diverged from England in its patterns of political behaviour and new nationalism has developed; replacing the old romantic nationalism. What initially began as a defensive reaction to constitutional …

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…England in the United Kingdom. Complex problem lies in the fact that the opposition between capital and labour, between citizens and the state got 'metaphorically mapped onto the opposition between Scotland and England'. Modern nationalism rose as a reactionary sentiment expressing Scotland's struggle to assert its autonomy in both the Union and the modern world under the perceived violation of broken social contracts and covenants that took place in a historical tradition of political conflict.