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The Resource Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom, edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun

Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom, edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun

Label
Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom
Title
Governing England
Title remainder
English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun
Title variation
English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom
Contributor
Editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
England is ruled directly from Westminster by institutions and parties that are both English and British. The non-recognition of England reflects a longstanding assumption of 'unionist statecraft' that to draw a distinction between what is English and what is British risks destabilising the union state. The book examines evidence that this conflation of England and Britain is growing harder to sustain, in light of increasing political divergence between the nations of the UK and the awakening of English national identity. These trends were reflected in the 2016 vote to leave the European Union, driven predominantly by English voters (outside London). Brexit was motivated in part by a desire to restore the primacy of the Westminster Parliament, but there are0countervailing pressures for England to gain its own representative institutions, and for devolution to England's cities and regions. The book presents competing interpretations of the state of English nationhood, examining the views that little of significance has changed, that Englishness has been captured by populist nationalism, and that a more progressive, inclusive Englishness is struggling to emerge. We conclude that England's national consciousness remains fragmented due to deep cleavages in its political culture, and the absence of a reflective national conversation about England's identity and relationship with the rest of the UK and the wider world. Brexit was a (largely) English revolt, tapping into unease about England's place within two intersecting Unions (British and European), but it is easier to identify what the nation spoke against than what it voted for
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kenny, Michael
  • McLean, Iain
  • Paun, Akash
  • British Academy
Series statement
Proceedings of the British Academy,
Series volume
217
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  • Nationalism
  • Great Britain
Label
Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom, edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: England and the Union State. 1. Introduction: England and Britain in historical perspective / Arthur Aughey -- 2. Sovereignty, devolution, and the English Constitution / Akash Paun -- 3. The ghost in the machine? The Government of England / Jim Gallagher -- 4. An English Parliament: an idea whose time has come / Meg Russell & Jack Sheldon -- Part II: Speaking for England? The political parties. 5. Interpreting EVEL: latest station in the Conservative Party's English journey? / Daniel Gover & Michael Kenny -- 6. Labour and the Governance of England / John Denham -- 7. UKIP, Brexit, and the disruptive potential of English Nationalism / Robert Ford & Maria Sobolewska -- Part III: An England of cities and regions. 8. Territory and power in England: the political economy of Manchester and beyond / Mick Moran, John Tomaney, & Karel Williams -- 9. London within England -- a city state? / Tony Travers -- 10. England in a changing fiscal union / Iain McLean -- Part IV: English identity and attitudes. 11. How do people in England want to be governed? / John Curtice -- 12. English Nationalism in historical perspective / Michael Kenny
Control code
on1064936050
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780197266465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1064936050
Label
Governing England : English identity and institutions in a changing United Kingdom, edited by Michael Kenny, Iain McLean & Akash Paun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: England and the Union State. 1. Introduction: England and Britain in historical perspective / Arthur Aughey -- 2. Sovereignty, devolution, and the English Constitution / Akash Paun -- 3. The ghost in the machine? The Government of England / Jim Gallagher -- 4. An English Parliament: an idea whose time has come / Meg Russell & Jack Sheldon -- Part II: Speaking for England? The political parties. 5. Interpreting EVEL: latest station in the Conservative Party's English journey? / Daniel Gover & Michael Kenny -- 6. Labour and the Governance of England / John Denham -- 7. UKIP, Brexit, and the disruptive potential of English Nationalism / Robert Ford & Maria Sobolewska -- Part III: An England of cities and regions. 8. Territory and power in England: the political economy of Manchester and beyond / Mick Moran, John Tomaney, & Karel Williams -- 9. London within England -- a city state? / Tony Travers -- 10. England in a changing fiscal union / Iain McLean -- Part IV: English identity and attitudes. 11. How do people in England want to be governed? / John Curtice -- 12. English Nationalism in historical perspective / Michael Kenny
Control code
on1064936050
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780197266465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1064936050

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