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By Tom Nairn | Comments: ( 946 ) | Date: ( Mar 29, 2020 )

In this twenty fifth anniversary edition of The Break Up of Britain, Tom Nairn reviews the arguments of his classic study and expands his thesis into the new millenium He confirms his contention that civic nationalism but not ethnonationalism will play an increasing role in the breakdown of the United Kingdom This, he says, has now assumed an even rapid pace thaIn this twenty fifth anniversary edition of The Break Up of Britain, Tom Nairn reviews the arguments of his classic study and expands his thesis into the new millenium He confirms his contention that civic nationalism but not ethnonationalism will play an increasing role in the breakdown of the United Kingdom This, he says, has now assumed an even rapid pace than when the book was first published The cumulative strains of Thatcherism and Blairism have had their effect The Break Up of Britain , he writes in the new Introduction began its life in a still imposing, if narrowing river by the time the 1981 paperback edition had appeared, the river had begun to feel the approaching rapids which have accelerated for over twenty years, and attained a crazy pace even in the few weeks between beginning and finishing this new edition The thunder of a waterfall no one conceived of in 1977 is in everyone s ears, as Tony Blair sends off his ships and troops to assist America s assault on the Middle East In the altered world lying beyond these falls, it is surely unlikely the United Kingdom will survive in anything like its historical form.


  • Title: The Break Up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-Nationalism
  • Author: Tom Nairn
  • ISBN: 9780860917069
  • Page: 283
  • Format: None

About Author:

Tom Nairn

Tom Nairn is a Scottish political theorist of nationalism He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University.Nairn attended Dunfermline High School and Edinburgh College of Art before graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in Philosophy in 1956 During the 1960s, he taught at various institutions including the University of Birmingham 1965 6 , coming to prominence in the occupation of Hornsey College of Art 1967 70 , after which he was dismissed He worked at the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam from 1972 76, and then as a journalist and TV researcher mainly for Channel 4 and Scottish Television before a year at the Central European University with Ernest Gellner 1994 95 and then setting up and running a Masters course on Nationalism at University of Edinburgh 1995 1999 In 2001 he was invited to take up an Innovation Professorship in Nationalism and Cultural Diversity at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, leaving in January 2010 Returning to the UK, he became a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Durham University in 2009.



Comments The Break Up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-Nationalism

  • Malcolm

    It has been a little unsettling to re-read a series of essays on the state of the British union 35-40 years after they were written, and about 25 years after I last read them – but more importantly the collection has reminded me of the limits of much of the contemporary idealist, psychologistic (especially the nations are about identity form) and/or romantic writing about nations and nationalism. Nairn attempts to get beyond these to explore a theory of the nation grounded in capitalism’s in [...]


  • Marc Livingstone

    Voting no in the referendum but currently reading as much of the left yes literature as I can, this has been the best so far. I still disagree with the conclusion that Scotland should withdraw from the union, but there were many thought provoking arguments about the British state, the material basis for modern nationalism in general and Scottish in particular, and the final chapter on the Marxist view of nations on nationalism was particularly interesting. I'm still voting no though.


  • Don

    Difficult read but now seems a precient view of the break-up of Britain.


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