Since its first publication, this work has been recognized as a major text on the sociology of Scotland. This revised edition provides a sustained study of post-devolution Scottish society. It contains material on: the establishment of the Scottish parliament in 1999; social and political data from the 1997 general elections; the new cultural iconography of Scotland; and Scotland as a European society. This coherently argued account should prove interesting to anyone wishing to understand Scottish society in particular or the general issues involved in nation building.
Table of Contents
1. The Making of Modern Scotland
2. What is Scotland?
3. Understanding Scotland's Development
4. Getting on in Scotland
5. Power and Politics in a Cold Country
6. Scottish Culture: Images and Icons
7. Roots and Routes: Seeking Scottish Identity
8. The Sociology of a Nation