Book review: Nationalism, devolution and the UK

This work by Ulster academic Arthur Aughey takes a longer distance look at the changes in the UK since in 1997 and what it might imply for the British identity. Reviewer Stefan Wolff remarks:

“…the recent devolution of power to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has created a degree of uncertainty in which the very and continued existence of the United Kingdom is and can no longer be taken for granted with its former sources of pride (the Commonwealth, the constitution, institutional continuity, and status as a world power) having been or being eroded and the answer to the question ‘whether there is the political will or the civic energy to make out of modern Britain [an] attractive and inclusive national identity’ still open.”

Update: There’s a more comprehensive review here

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