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PIED3171
Module Reading List

The Politics of national identity in the UK, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Richard Hayton
R.Hayton@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

WEEK 1: Introduction 

Required Reading:

Crick, B. (1988) An Englishman considers his passport. The Irish review. No. 5, (Autumn, 1988), pp. 1-10.

Further Reading:

Aughey. A. (2001) The British Question: Between Contract and Solidarity? The political quarterly. , 72(4), pp. 473-479.

Aughey, A. (2010) National identity, allegiance and constitutional change in the United Kingdom. Nations and nationalism , 16 (2), pp. 335–353.

Aughey, A. (2010) Fifth nation: The United Kingdom between definite and indefinite articles. British politics. , 5(3), 265–285.

Bulpitt, J. (1978) The making of the United Kingdom: Aspects of English Imperialism. Parliamentary affairs. , 31(2), pp. 174-188.

Colley, L. (1992) Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 . Yale University Press.

Colley, L. (2009) Does Britishness still matter in the 21st Century – and how much and how well do the politicians care? The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 21-31.

Colls, R. (2011) The Lion and the Eunuch: National Identity and the British Genius. The political quarterly , 82(4), 574-595.

 

Gamble, A. & Wright, T. (2009) Introduction: The Britishness Question. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 1-9.

 

Kellner, P. (2009) What Britishness means to the British. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 62-71.

 

Marquand, D. (2009) ‘Bursting with Skeletons’: Britishness after Empire. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 10-20.

 

McCrone, D. (2013) Whatever became of the British? The political quarterly , 84(4), 470-7.

 

McCrone, D. and Bechhofer. F. (2015) Understanding national identity , Cambridge University Press.

 

Parekh, B. (2009) Being British. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 32-40.

 

Parekh, B. (2000) Defining British National Identity. The political quarterly , 71(1), pp. 4-14. 

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WEEK 2: Theory: The nation as an imagined community

Required Reading:

 

Anderson, B. (1983) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism [2006 edition available electronically as an e-book via Library catalogue].

 

Further Reading:

 

 

Brubaker, R. (1996) Nationalism reframed : nationhood and the national question in the New Europe . Harvard University Press.

 

Gellner, E. (1981) Nationalism. Theory and society. , Vol. 10(6), pp 753-776.

 

Gellner. E. (1983 / 2nd Edition 2006) Nations and nationalism . Oxford: Blackwell.

 

Laegaard, S. (2007) Liberal nationalism and the nationalisation of liberal values. Nations and nationalism , 13(1), pp. 37–55.

 

Mandler, P. (2006) What is National Identity? Definitions and applications in modern British Historiography. Modern intellectual history , 3 (2) pp. 271–297.

 

McCrone, D. & Bechhofer, F. (2015) Understanding national identity . CUP.

 

O'Leary, B. (1998) Ernest Gellner's diagnoses of nationalism: a critical overview, or, what is living and what is dead in Ernest Gellner's philosophy of nationalism? Chapter 2 in John A. Hall (ed.) The state of the nation : Ernest Gellner and the theory of nationalism , Cambridge University Press, pp. 40-88. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Smith, A. (1996) Nations and nationalism in a global era . Polity Press.

 

Smith. A. (2010) Nationalism: theory, ideology, history . Polity Press.

 

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WEEK 3: Celtic nationalism and the fracturing of the UK

 

Required Reading:

 

Bogdanor, V. (1999) Devolution: Decentralisation or Disintegration? The political quarterly , 70(2), pp. 185-194.

 

 

Further Reading:

 

Arnott, M. (2015) The Coalition’s Impact on Scotland. In M. Beech & S. Lee (eds.) The Conservative-Liberal coalition : examining the Cameron-Clegg government , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 162-177.

 

Aughey. A. (2009) The Wager of Devolution and the Challenge to Britishness. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 136-148.

 

Bradbury, J. (2015) Wales: Still a Labour Stronghold but Under Threat? In A. Geddes and J. Tonge (eds.) Britain votes 2015 , pp. 101-116.

 

Bradbury, J. and Andrews, R. (2010) State Devolution and National Identity: Continuity and Change in the Politics of Welshness and Britishness in Wales. Parliamentary affairs , 63(2), pp. 229–249.

 

Davidson, N. (2014) A Scottish Watershed. 'New Left Review'. , vol. 89, pp. 5-26.

 

English, R. (2007) Irish freedom : the history of nationalism in Ireland (Pan Books).

 

Jackson, B. (2014) The Political Thought of Scottish Nationalism. The political quarterly , 85(1), pp. 50-56.

 

Jeffrey, C. and Hough, D. (2009) Understanding Post-Devolution Elections in Scotland and Wales in comparative perspective. Party politics. , 15(2), pp. 219-240.

 

Keating, M. (2010) The Strange Death of Unionist Scotland. Government and opposition. , 45(3), pp. 365–385.

 

Leith, M. (2008) Scottish National Party Representations of Scottishness and Scotland. Politics. , 28(2), pp. 83-92.

 

Leith, M. (2010) Governance and Identity in a Devolved Scotland. Parliamentary affairs , 63(2), pp. 286–301.

 

Mitchell, J. (2014) The Scottish question (OUP).

 

Mitchell, J. (2015) Sea-change in Scotland. In A. Geddes and J. Tonge (eds.) Britain votes 2015 , pp. 88-100. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Mycock, A. (2012) SNP, identity and citizenship: Re-imagining state and nation. National identities , 14(1), pp. 53-69.

 

Scully, R. (2015) The Coalition’s Impact on Wales. In M. Beech & S. Lee (eds.) The Conservative-Liberal coalition : examining the Cameron-Clegg government , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 178-193.

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WEEK 4: The Politics of Englishness

 

Required Reading:

 

Aughey, A. (2010) Anxiety and injustice: the anatomy of contemporary English nationalism. Nations and nationalism , 16 (3), pp. 506–524.

 

Further Reading:

 

Aughey, A. (2007) The politics of Englishness (MUP).

 

Bryant, C. (2008) Devolution, equity and the English question. Nations and nationalism 14(4), pp. 664–683.

 

English, R. (2011) Is there an English Nationalism? (IPPR). Available online

 

Fox, K. (2005) Watching the English : the hidden rules of English behaviour (Hodder).

 

Hazell, R. & Sandford, M. (2015) English Question or Union Question? Neither has easy answers. The political quarterly , 86(1), pp. 16-23.

 

Heffer, S. (1999) Nor shall my sword : the reinvention of England (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).

 

Kenny. M. (2014) The Politics of English Nationhood . Oxford University Press.

 

Kenny, M., English, R. & Hayton, R. (2008) Beyond the Constitution? Englishness in a post-devolved Britain (IPPR). Available online

 

Kenny, M. & Lodge, G. (2009) ‘More than one English Question’ in Perryman M (ed) Breaking up Britain : four nations after a union (Lawrence & Wishart). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Kumar, K. (2006) Empire and English nationalism. Nations and nationalism , 12(1), pp. 1-13.

 

Lee, S. (2012) Towards an English narrative of democracy? Policy studies. . 33(2), pp. 173-191.

 

Lee, S. (2015) The Condition of England under the Coalition. In M. Beech & S. Lee (eds.) The Conservative-Liberal coalition : examining the Cameron-Clegg government , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 145-161. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Orwell, G. (1941) The Lion and the Unicorn: socialism and the English Genius .

 

Weight, R. (2008) Is it ‘cos I is English? . In M. Perryman (ed.) Imagined nation : England after Britain , London: Lawrence & Wishart, pp. 92-108.

 

Wellings, B. (2010) Losing the peace: Euroscepticism and the foundations of contemporary English nationalism. Nations and nationalism , 16 (3), 2010, 488–505.

 

Wellings, B. (2011) English nationalism and euroscepticism : losing the peace . Oxford: Peter Lang.

 

Wellings, B. and Baxendale, H. (2015) Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere: Traditions and Dilemmas in Contemporary English Nationalism. Journal of Common Market studies. . 53(1), pp. 123-139.

 

Wyn Jones, R. et al. (2012) The dog that finally barked: England as an emerging political community (IPPR). Available online

 

Wyn Jones, R. et al. (2013) England and its two unions: The anatomy of a nation and its discontents (IPPR). Available online

 

 

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WEEK 5: Labour, the Left and Britishness

 

Required Reading:

 

Mycock, A. & Hayton, R. (2014) The party politics of Englishness. British journal of politics & international relations. . 16(2), pp. 251-272.

 

Further Reading:

 

Beech, M. (2011) The left and Englishness. In A. Aughey & C. Berberich (eds.) These Englands : a conversation on national identity , Manchester University Press, pp. 137-154. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Blunkett, D. (2005) A New England: An English identity within Britain (IPPR). Available online

Bragg, B. (2006) The progressive patriot : a search for belonging . London: Black Swan.

 

Cruddas, J. (ed.) (2013) One Nation Labour: debating the future , LabourList. Available online

 

Cruse, I. (2008) House of Lords Library Note: Britishness (UK Parliament). Available online

 

Goodhart, D. (2006) Progressive nationalism : citizenship and the left , London: Demos.

 

Hassan, G. (2009) Don't Mess with the Missionary Man: Brown, Moral Compasses and the Road to Britishness. The political quarterly , 78, special issue supplement 1, pp. 86–100.

 

Lee, S. (2006) Gordon Brown and the British Way. The political quarterly , 77(3), pp. 369-378.

 

Lee, S. (2011) Gordon Brown and the negation of England. In A. Aughey & C. Berberich (eds.) These Englands : a conversation on national identity , Manchester University Press, pp. 155-174

 

Pearce, N. and Kenny, M. (2015) What national story does the centre-left need to tell? Juncture , 22(1), pp. 4-10.

 

Perryman, M. (2012) Red, white and blue Labour. Soundings , 50, pp. 95-106.

 

Robinson, E. (2016) Radical Nostalgia, Progressive Patriotism and Labour’s ‘English Problem’. Political studies review., 14(3), pp. 378-387.

 

Robinson, E. (2016) Labour and the new Englishness. Renewal : a journal of social democracy., 24(1), pp. 41-46.

 

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WEEK 6: The Conservative Party and National Identity

 

Required Reading:

 

Hayton. R. (2012) National Identity and the English Question. In R. Hayton, Reconstructing conservatism? : the Conservative Party in opposition, 1997-2010 , 1997-2010 , Manchester University Press, pp. 81-101. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading ion the VLE

 

Further Reading:

 

Aughey, A. & Gormley-Heenan, C. (2015) The Conservative Party and Ulster Unionism: A Case of Elective Affinity. Parliamentary affairs , doi:10.1093/pa/gsv011.

 

Bogdanor, V. (2010) The West Lothian Question. Parliamentary affairs , 63(1), pp. 156-172.

 

English, R. Hayton, R. & Kenny, M. (2009) Englishness and the Union in Contemporary Conservative Thought. Government and opposition. , 44 (4): pp. 343-365.

 

Gamble, A. (1995) The Crisis of Conservatism. New left review. , Issue 214, November 1995, pp. 3-25.

Gamble, A. (2016) The Conservatives and the Union: The ‘New English Toryism’ and the Origins of Anglo-Britishness. Political studies review., 14(3), pp. 359-367.

 

Ingle, S. (2011) Conservatives and Englishness: a conversation between party and nation. In A. Aughey & C. Berberich (eds.) These Englands : a conversation on national identity , Manchester University Press, pp. 115-137.

 

Lynch, P. (1999) The politics of nationhood : sovereignty, Britishness, and Conservative politics , Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Lynch, P. (2004) Saving the Union: Conservatives and the ‘Celtic Fringe’. The political quarterly , 75(4), pp. 386-391.

 

Mycock, A. & Hayton, R. (2014) The party politics of Englishness. British journal of politics & international relations. . 16(2): pp. 251-272.

 

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WEEK 7: Euroscepticism and national identity: UKIP, populism and the vote for Brexit

 

Required Reading:

 

Goodwin, M. & Heath, O. (2016) The 2016 Referendum, Brexit and the Left Behind: An Aggregate-level Analysis of the Result. The political quarterly., 87(3): pp. 323–332.

 

Further Reading:

 

Ashcroft, R. & Bevir, M. (2016) Pluralism, National Identity and Citizenship: Britain after Brexit. The political quarterly., 87(3): pp. 355–359.

Ford, R. and Goodwin, M. (2014) Revolt on the right : explaining support for the radical right in Britain. London, Routledge.

Gifford, C. (2014) The People Against Europe: The Eurosceptic Challenge to the United Kingdom’s Coalition Government. Journal of Common Market Studies., 52(3), pp. 512–528

Geddes, A. (2016) Britain beyond the European Union? Chapter 14 in Heffernan et al. (eds.) Developments in British politics 10, Palgrave, pp. 264-286.

Glencross, A. (2015) Why a British referendum on EU membership will not solve the Europe question. International affairs., 91(2), pp. 303–317.

Goodwin, M. (2015) Ukip, the 2015 General Election and Britain’s EU Referendum. Political Insight, December 2015.

Hayton, R. (2010) Towards the Mainstream? UKIP and the 2009 Elections to the European Parliament. Politics., 30(1): pp. 26-35.

Hayton, R. (2016) The UK Independence Party and the Politics of Englishness. Political studies review., 14(3) pp. 400–410.

Jensen, D. & Snaith, H. (2016) When politics prevails: the political economy of a Brexit. Journal of European public policy., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1174531

Phinnemore, D. (2016) Why the UK can’t just pick and choose from the EU menu after Brexit. The Conversation, 14 September. https://theconversation.com/why-the-uk-cant-just-pick-and-choose-from-the-eu-menu-after-brexit-64777

Saunders, R. (2016) A Tale of Two Referendums: 1975 and 2016. The political quarterly., 87(3), pp. 318-322.

Vasilopoulou, S. (2016) UK Euroscepticism and the Brexit Referendum. The political quarterly., 87(2), pp. 219–227.

Weale, A. (2016) Nostalgic Democracy Triumphs over Democratic Internationalism. The political quarterly., 87(3), pp.

Wellings, B. & Vines, E. (2016) Populism and Sovereignty: The EU Act and the In-Out Referendum, 2010–2015. Parliamentary affairs., 69, pp. 309-326.

 

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WEEK 8: Reading week

Read more of the items from the previous five weeks, and/or explore literature beyond this reading list. 

 

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WEEK 9: Sport and the politics of national identity 

 

Required Reading:

 

Watch the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

Houlihan, B. (1997) Sport, national identity and public policy. Nations and nationalism 3(1) pp. 113-137.

 

Further Reading:

 

Baker, C. (2015) Beyond the island story? : The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as public history. Rethinking history , 19(3), pp. 409-428.

Birley, D. (1999) A social history of English cricket (Aurum Press).

 

Gibbons, T. (2011) English national identity and the national football team: the view of contemporary English fans. Soccer & society , 12(6), pp. 865-879.

 

Gibbons, T. (2014) English national identity and football fan culture : who are ya? Ashgate Publishing.

 

Johnes, M. (2000) Eighty minute patriots? National identity and sport in modern Wales. The International Journal of the History of Sport , 17(4), 93-110,

 

Marqusee, M. (1998) Anyone but England : cricket, race and class (Verso)

 

Porter, D. & Smith, A. (2004) Sport and national identity in the post-war world , Routledge.

Thomas, R. and Antony, M. (2015) Competing constructions of British national identity: British newspaper comment on the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Media, culture & society. , DOI: 10.1177/0163443715574671

 

Walker, G. (2001) Identity Questions in Contemporary Scotland: Faith, Football and Future Prospects. Contemporary British history. , 15(1), pp. 41-60.

 

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WEEK 10: Governance and identity in England: the case of ‘the North’

 

Required Reading:

 

Cox, E. and Giovannini, A. (2015) ‘Northern voices: How far can a bottom-up 'new regionalism' go towards answering the English question? ’. Juncture , 22(1), 53-58.

 

Further Reading:

 

Bryant, C. (2010) English Identities and Interests and the Governance of Britain. Parliamentary affairs , 63(2), 250-265.

 

Colls, R. and Lancaster, B. (1992) Geordies : roots of regionalism . Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumbria University Press.

 

Conn, D. (2008) The beautiful North. In M. Perryman (ed.) Imagined nation : England after Britain , London: Lawrence & Wishart, pp. 140-147. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Copus, C. (2011) Englishness and local government: reflection a nation’s past or merely an administrative convenience? In A. Aughey & C. Berberich (eds.) These Englands : a conversation on national identity , Manchester University Press, pp. 137-154.

 

Elcock, H. (2014) Multi-level governance and peripheral places: The North-East of England. Local economy. , 29(4), 323–333.

 

Giovannini, A. (2016) Towards a ‘New English Regionalism’ in the North? The Case of Yorkshire First. The political quarterly., DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.12279.

 

Harvie, C. (1991) English Regionalism: the Dog that Never Barked. In B. Crick (ed.) National identities : the constitution of the United Kingdom . Oxford: Blackwell. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Jewell, H. (1994) The north-south divide : the origins of northern consciousness in England . Manchester: Manchester University Press.

 

Kenealy, D. (2016) A Tale of One City: The Devo Manc Deal and Its Implications for English Devolution. The political quarterly., DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.12278.

 

Kirk, N. (2000) Northern identities : historical interpretations of "the North" and "Northernness" . Aldershot: Ashgate.

 

Mawson, J. (1998) English Regionalism and New Labour. Regional and federal studies. , 8(1), 158-175

 

McCrone, D. and Bechhofer, F. (2015) Debatable lands: national identities on the Border. Chapter 4 in McCrone & Bechhofer, Understanding national identity , Cambridge University Press.

 

Morgan, K. (2008) Devolution and Development. Territorial Justice and the North-South Divide. In J. Bradbury (ed.) Devolution, Regionalism and Regional Development: The UK Experience . London: Routledge.

 

Mycock, A. (2016) The Party Politics of the ‘New English Regionalism’. Political studies review., 14(3), pp. 388-399.

 

Parks, J. And Elcock, H. (2000) Why do regions demand autonomy? Regional and federal studies. , 10(3), 87-106

 

Rawnsley, S. (2000). Constructing the North: Space and a Sense of Place. In Kirk, N. (ed.) Northern identities : historical interpretations of "the North" and "Northernness" . Aldershot: Ashgate. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 

Russell, D. (1994) Looking north : northern England and the national imagination . Manchester: Manchester University Press

 

Sandford, M. (2006) ‘English Regionalism through the Looking Glass: Perspectives on the English Question from the North East and Cornwall’, National identities , 8(1), pp. 77–93.

 

Schmuecker, K., Lodge, G. and Goodall, L. (2012) Borderlands: Assessing the implications of a more autonomous Scotland for the North of England . IPPR North. Available online

 

Taylor, P.J. (1993) The Meaning of the North: England’s ‘foreign country’ within? Political geography. , 12(2), pp. 135-155

 

Tickell, A., John, P. and Musson, S. (2005) The North East Region Referendum Campaign of 2004: Issues and Turning Points. The political quarterly , 76(4), pp. 488-496.

 

Tomaney, J. (2002) The Evolution of Regionalism in England. Regional studies. , 36(7),pp. 721-731.

 

Tomaney, J. (2006) The idea of English Regionalism. In R. Hazel (ed.) English questions . Manchester: Manchester University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

Willett, J. & Giovannini, A. (2014) The Uneven Path of UK Devolution: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Regionalism in England - Cornwall and the North-East Compared. Political studies. , 62, pp. 343-360.

 

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WEEK 11: Identity and the future of the UK - the death of Britishness?  

 

Required Reading:

 

Gamble, A. (2016) What’s British about British Politics? Chapter 1 in Heffernan et al. (eds.) Developments in British politics 10, Palgrave, pp. 1-19.

 

Hayton, R. (2015) The Coalition and the Politics of the English Question. The political quarterly , 86(1): 125–132.

 

Further Reading:

 

Aughey, A. (2010) From declinism to endism: exploring the ideology of British break-up. Journal of political ideologies. 15(1), pp.11–30.

 

Aughey, A. (2013) The British question . Manchester University Press.

 

Cairney, P. (2014) A Crisis of the Union. In D. Richards, M. Smith and C. Hay (eds.) Institutional crisis in 21st century Britain , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 148-165.

 

Hazell, R. (ed.) (2015) Devolution and the Future of the Union . London: The Constitution Unit. Available online

 

Jeffrey, C. (2016) The United Kingdom after the Scottish Referendum. Chapter 13 in Heffernan et al. (eds.) Developments in British politics 10, Palgrave, pp. 244-263.

 

Kenny. M. (2015) The Return of ‘Englishness’ in British Political Culture – The End of the Unions? Journal of Common Market studies. . 53(1), pp. 35-51.

 

McCrone, D. and Bechhofer. F. (2015) A manner of speaking: the end of being British? Chapter 8 in McCrone & Bechhofer, Understanding national identity , Cambridge University Press, pp. 164-187.

 

This list was last updated on 22/09/2016