The Politics of Nationhood

Sovereignty, Britishness and Conservative Politics

  • Philip Lynch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Philip Lynch
    Pages 66-102
  3. Philip Lynch
    Pages 103-130
  4. Philip Lynch
    Pages 131-153
  5. Philip Lynch
    Pages 154-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 168-201

About this book


For over a century the Conservative Party has been identified as the patriotic party defending the nation state and British identity. Thatcherism sought to rework the Conservative politics of nationhood in the light of changed circumstances, but the Thatcher and Major Governments faced significant problems managing the Union, European integration and a multicultural society. Philip Lynch examines the key developments and statecraft problems in the conservative politics of nationhood during the Thatcher and Major period.


autonomy development Europe European integration government identity ideology immigration integration migration politics race state strategy Union

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Lynch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of LeicesterUK

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