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Ben Jackson book launch

The Case for Scottish IndependenceDr Ben Jackson’s, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in Modern History and Associate Professor of Modern History, new book, The Case for Scottish Independence, will be officially launched at a special online event on 15 October.

The launch event will feature a discussion about the book and the wider issues it raises about the history and politics of Scotland and the UK. Ben will be joined on the panel by Scott Hames, Lecturer in English Studies at Stirling University; Naomi Lloyd-Jones, Lecturer in History at Hertford College, Oxford; Rory Scothorne, PhD Student at Edinburgh University; The panel will be chaired by Lise Butler, Lecturer in Modern History, City University.

Ben Jackson’s accessible and engaging account of the political thought of Scottish nationalism explores how the arguments for Scottish independence were crafted over some fifty years by intellectuals, politicians and activists, and why these ideas had such a seismic impact on Scottish and British politics in the 2014 independence referendum.

Ben Jackson teaches modern British history and the history of political thought. He teaches the first year outline paper British History 1830-1951 and the second year outline papers on British History 1815-1924 and British History Since 1900. He also teaches the first year optional paper Theories of the State, the second year further subject Political Theory and Social Science, and the third year special subject War and Reconstruction: Ideas, Politics and Social Change, 1939-45.

Register for this event online. For further information about the book, see the Cambridge University Press website or Blackwell’s.

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