Since the formation of the union in 1707 between Scotland, England and Wales there has always been a simmer below the surface in the Scottish society about the reestablishment of their independence. However it would take nearly 300 years before the Scots were allowed to vote whether they should be independent or not. On September 18th 2014 the Scots voted no to the Scottish independence referendum. Through this assignment we have chosen to focus on the outcome of the election by looking at how the factors: national identity, the media and the economic aspects, has had an impact on the final result. The referendum has also been seen in a historical perspective focusing on the development of the Scottish nationalism. The analysis has been made using different empirical data, including an expert interview with Associate Professor at Aalborg University: Robert Thomsen. Through the assignment, we found out that the Scottish nationalism is leaning against civic nationalism, and that the Scots generally are a very pragmatic people. Therefore it is no surprise that the referendum ended up with no as the outcome to Scottish independence.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2014|