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The local press and independence in Scotland
The local press and independence in Scotland

Author(s): Jan-Philipp Wagner
Subject(s): Media studies, Governance, Politics and communication, Politics and society, Theory of Communication, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: Scotland; local press; independence in Scotland; political history; media; press;
Summary/Abstract: Since the Acts of the Union in 1707, Scotland has struggled to varying degrees for independence. Over the last few decades, the demand for Scottish independence grew stronger, which was epitomized in the Scottish National Party’s landslide victory in the 2011 elections to the Scottish Parliament. Once in power, the SNP, under the leadership of First Minister Alex Salmond, began to work on the fulfilment of its campaign pledge to smooth the way toward a public vote on Scottish independence (Mitchell, 2016). As a result, Scots were given the right to choose whether or not Scotland should be an independent country in the Scottish independence referendum on September 18, 2014.

  • Page Range: 77-102
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English