Ideological content and institutional frameworks: Unionist identities in Northern Ireland and Scotland

  title={Ideological content and institutional frameworks: Unionist identities in Northern Ireland and Scotland},
  author={Christopher Farrington and Graham Walker},
  journal={Irish Studies Review},
  pages={135 - 152}
This article examines the complex interactions between British national identity and the territorial identities of Northern Ireland and Scotland. We argue that the current literature on national identities in Britain misunderstands the nature of British identities in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Indeed, much of this literature wrongly defines Unionists in both of these areas. By examining the content of British national identity, a comparison of Scotland and Northern Ireland reveals that… 
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