Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Pete Ramand and James Foley

Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Pete Ramand and James Foley

Distributed for Pluto Press

160 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745334752 Published March 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The United Kingdom faces a historic turning point in 2014. A 'Yes' vote in the referendum on Scottish independence would see the break-up of the 300-year-old union, adding a constitutional crisis to a deep economic crisis.

An accessible polemic written for progressives both north and south of the border, Yes argues that independence can reinvigorate campaigns against austerity across Britain and deal a blow to the imperialist ambitions of the British state.

An urgent and invigorating political intervention, Yes argues that even if the referendum result is 'no', a progressive independence campaign will alter the political landscape. Written by leading activists from the Radical Independence Campaign, Yes will be a unique contribution to the referendum debate.

Contents

Introduction
1: Endgame Britain? The Four Crises of “Anglobalisation”
2: British Nationalism: The Missing Link
3: Caledonia PLC: Capitalist Power in Scotland
4: Alliances and Divisions: Politics in the Holyrood Era
5: Yes We Can, But We Need to Change: Strategy and 2014
6: Scotland vs the 21st Century: Towards a Radical Needs Agenda
Afterword: The Power of a Good Example
Notes

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