We're a 'Jock Tamson's Bairns!' Race equality, migration and citizenship in Scotland and the UK

Meer, Nasar (2014) We're a 'Jock Tamson's Bairns!' Race equality, migration and citizenship in Scotland and the UK. Discover Society.

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Abstract

Despite the referendum result, the ‘Scottish question’ is not going away and will soon be joined by the prospect of English devolution, the serious electoral presence of UKIP and a possible exit from the EU. While race and ethnicity is something that cuts across all of these political questions, it has been especially overlooked in the separate (though related) debates over Scottish nationalism and Scottish Independence. As David McCrone (2002: 304) once noted, race and ethnicity and constitutional issues continue ‘to fire past each other’, and tend to leave a space that is filled with a latent assumption that Scotland is pursuing a broadly ‘civic’ – and therefore inclusive – programme.

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