If the ‘Yes’ campaign can shift the debate from the head to the heart, support for Scottish independence will grow

Arno Van Der Zwet

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This blog entry discusses the question of whether the 'Yes' camp can make gains amongst so-called 'closet nationalists' by shifting the debate for independence from instrumental to sentimental reasons. However, recent theoretical work in the field of nationalism and national identity has suggested that a heightened sense of national identity is time limited.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog entry
Media of outputLSE British Politics Blog
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2014


  • Scottish independence
  • closet nationalists
  • national identity
  • SNP
  • British politics

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