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dc.contributor.authorClifton, Nick
dc.contributor.authorUsai, Alessia
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07T13:59:09Z
dc.date.available2019-01-07T13:59:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-13
dc.identifierhttps://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/id/38140/Clifton%20Usai%20E&PC%20Wales%20&%20Sardinia%20(2018).pdf
dc.identifier.citationClifton, N. and Usai, A. (2018) 'Non-state nations: Structure, rescaling, and the role of territorial policy communities, illustrated by the cases of Wales and Sardinia', Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, p.2399654418815695.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2399-6544
dc.identifier.issn2399-6552 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10200
dc.descriptionArticle published in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, available at https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418815695en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the role of non-state nations’ identity and agency with regard to relations with their host nation states. The particular focus here is on the means by which such regions might express their individuality. To this end, we employ a comparative case study analysis of two non-state nations with a range of differing yet in other ways similar qualities – namely Wales (UK) and Sardinia (Italy). We suggest that this is a valuable exercise, allowing as it does for the exploring of evidence ‘on the ground’ of the processes involved. The conceptual rationale for the paper is provided by new regionalism – regions as actors beyond the nation state. Following this, the idea of the ‘territorial policy community’ is presented as a point of departure, with the scope of the paper being to develop a diachronic framework for regional change. Given the focus on identity and interest articulation, the role of regional political parties is a particular subject of the empirical investigation, with non-state nations and nation states linked by opportunistic relationships based on political and electoral support. We then consider what this might mean with regard to the capacity of non-state nations to build on the past to successfully negotiate future policy-making agendas. Finally, we reflect on the limitations of the study, and consider the implications of its findings for further research agendas.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Journalsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnvironment and Planning C: Politics and Space;
dc.subjectDevolution, non-state nations, policy, Sardinia, Wales, territorial policy community, regional partiesen_US
dc.titleNon-state nations: Structure, rescaling, and the role of territorial policy communities, illustrated by the cases of Wales and Sardiniaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-12-13
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1177/2399654418815695
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