Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives : banal activism, electioneering and the politics of irrelevance / Alexander Thomas T. Smith.
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|Subject:||Conservative Party (Scotland)
Conservative Party (Scotland)
Decentralization in government > Scotland.
Scotland > Politics and government > 21st century.
- ISBN: 9781781703052
- ISBN: 1781703051
- ISBN: 9781847794802
- ISBN: 1847794807
- ISBN: 9781847794796
- ISBN: 1847794793
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 152 pages)
- Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note to international readers; 1. Banal activism; 2. A Tory-free Scotland; 3. Dispelling Doonhamers:naming and the numbers game; 4. Making (a) difference:building the political machine; 5. The politics of irrelevance; 6. Disaggregating the secret ballot:electioneering and the politics ofself-knowledge; 7. Counting on failure:Polling Day and its aftermath; 8. Return of the lesser-spotted Tory; Afterword; Bibliography; Index.
|Summary, etc.:|| This is a study of devolution and Scottish politics as well as party political activism more generally. It explores how Conservative Party activists who had opposed devolution and the movement for a Scottish Parliament during the 1990s attempted to mobilise politically following their annihiliation at the 1997 General Election.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.