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Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond$
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William L Miller

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263310

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.001.0001

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Introduction: From Last Empress to First Minister

Introduction: From Last Empress to First Minister

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: From Last Empress to First Minister
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Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond
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William L. Miller

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0001

This book outlines the association between Scotland and England since the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Individual chapters range in focus from the late nineteenth century to the foreseeable future. They cover topics from the monarchy, constitution, parliamentary procedure, public policy and finance to the attitudes, experiences and identities of the ordinary Scots and English — both as majorities and as minorities in each other's country. They also include the natural inequality of the union in consequence of population sizes; trends in culture and identity; the changing role of the state; cross-border sympathy; and the pressure of adversarial politics. Gini's ‘Coefficient of Inequality’ is used to calculate the concentration of income or wealth within countries. Culture and identity are not merely conceptually and empirically distinct, they seem to be trending in opposite directions: cultures are merging, identities diverging. An overview of the chapters included in this book is shown.

Keywords:   Scotland, England, Union of the Crowns, cross-border sympathy, adversarial politics, Coefficient of Inequality, culture, identity

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