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Welsh nationalism and the challenge of 'inclusive' politics

Chaney, Paul ORCID: and Fevre, Ralph ORCID: 2000. Welsh nationalism and the challenge of 'inclusive' politics. [Working Paper]. School of Social Sciences Working Paper Series No 2, vol. 2. Cardiff: Cardiff University. Available at:

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Welsh nationalism has been in existence for over a century and a half but throughout this period only a small minority of the population of Wales have supported the organisations spawned by nationalist social movements. In 1999, however, the nationalist party, Plaid Cymru, made an electoral breakthrough that established Plaid as the leading opposition party in Wales and a likely governing party when the second elections to the new National Assembly are held in 2003. In this paper we examine the circumstances of this breakthrough and the effects of electoral success on Plaid with special reference to the new brand of ‘inclusive’ politics that the Assembly has introduced to Wales.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 08:37

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