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Scottish independence: an imperial implosion? - China.org.cn

Scottish independence: an imperial implosion? - China.org.cn | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The referendum on Scottish independence on Sept. 18 has thrown the British political elite into utter panic. A few months ago it appeared that this referendum would produce a close victory for the campaign to keep the United Kingdom (UK) together. But now colossal concealed tensions have been unleashed. They strike at the heart of historical knots that bind together the modern world. A vote for independence will have a profound impact far beyond this "Sceptered Isle."
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The End of Nation States May Enhance Humanity - h+ Magazine

The End of Nation States May Enhance Humanity - h+ Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Perhaps parallel to the physical enhancement of human ability and longevity through technology, enhancements to civilization must also have cultural and political forms. By far the most important of these could be the neglect and final dissolution of borders and “nations”.

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Is Secession the Answer? The Case of Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland - Knowledge@Wharton

Is Secession the Answer? The Case of Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland - Knowledge@Wharton | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Separatist movements are growing in certain European countries and regions -- but what would be the impact if these areas gained sovereignty?
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Social media and grassroots activism have taken Scotland to the brink of ... - The Conversation UK

Social media and grassroots activism have taken Scotland to the brink of ... - The Conversation UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A significant number of front-line activists campaigning under the Yes Scotland banner represent ordinary people with no party political membership.

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The Rise of Cultural Nationalism: Boon or Bane? - Lanka Business Online

The Rise of Cultural Nationalism: Boon or Bane? - Lanka Business Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These principles that uphold toleration are equally valid to India as well as to Sri Lanka today where a high wave of cultural nationalism has swept across the sub-continent. In both countries, the goal of the propagators is to reverse the time machine and go back to the past. As long as the cultural nationalism aims at establishing the past, it closes the door for modernisation.

 
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