Celtic Politics since 1880: 4 Celtic Nations (HIC3508)

30 credits

This module will investigate the way in which Celtic Britain and Ireland have impacted upon political debate, government strategy and electoral realignment   Particular themes include the impact of the Irish Home Rule campaign on both Westminster and the provinces, the specific nature of electoral change and continuity in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall during the so-called ‘Age of Alignment’ after the First World War, the nationalist challenge to  Westminster during the 1960s and 1970s ranging from electoral victories by Scottish and Welsh nationalists to the so-called Troubles of Northern Ireland, and a new period of devolution by Westminster since the late 1990s.