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The Politics of English Nationhood

Michael Kenny


This volume supplies a comprehensive overview of evidence and arguments relating to the revival of Englishness, and explores its political ramifications and dimensions. It examines the difficulties which the major political parties have encountered in dealing with ‘the English question’ against the backdrop of the diminishing hold of established ideas of British government and Britishness in the final years of the last century. And it explores a range of factors-including insecurities generated by economic change, Euroscepticism, and a growing sense of cultural anxiety-which created the condit ... More

Keywords: Englishness, England, English nationhood, English nationalism, The Union, The English Question, Euroscepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608614
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608614.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Kenny, author
Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London