The Political Economy of Scotland

Red Scotland? Radical Scotland?

Author(s): Gregor Gall

Language: English

Genre(s): Politics

  • December 2005

  • · eBook - pdf - 9781423740926

About The Book

In this volume, the author asserts that a fusion of traditional trade union militancy and national identity creates a more radical outlook within Scotland. He investigates the more militant regions of England and compares Scotland to the Welsh experience, and concludes that these other areas share very similar experiences. He concludes that whilst Scottish workers are no different to their counterparts in the rest of Britain the added importance of the 'national question' provides the answer to the question as to why Scotland appears to have a more radical industrial climate.


"This book by Gregor Gall is a very important contribution to the ongoing analysis of Scotland's reality, how it has been shaped by the past and what it may mean for the future. It is thoroughly researched, very readable and a touch controversial, which is just what should be expected of a volume from one of Scotland's foremost analysts and commentators." Bill Spiers, General Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress"

About the Author(s)

Gregor Gall

Professor Gregor Gall is Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Hertfordshire.

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