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A different Scotland is possible.Caledonian Dreaming The Quest for a Different Scotland offers a penetrating and original way forward for Scotland beyond the current independence debate It identifies the myths of modern Scotland, describes what they say and why they need to be seen as myths.Hassan argues that Scotland is already changing, as traditional institutions andA different Scotland is possible.Caledonian Dreaming The Quest for a Different Scotland offers a penetrating and original way forward for Scotland beyond the current independence debate It identifies the myths of modern Scotland, describes what they say and why they need to be seen as myths.Hassan argues that Scotland is already changing, as traditional institutions and power decline and new forces emerge He outlines a prospectus for Scotland to become democratic and to embrace radical and far reaching changeVIEWSAn intelligent, brave and much needed contribution to the debate around the referendum in Scotland This, along with other great contributions, like Lesley Riddoch s Blossom, are hugely important to the general discourse and much needed research into the country we have been, the country we now are and the country we could become ELAINE C SMITH, actress and campaignerThis is a remarkable book balanced and brave, insightful and incisive,intelligently blending the personal and the political Whatever the referendum result, if Scotland really wants to be the best place in the world to grow up , Gerry Hassan s suggestions for a new democracy would be an excellent starting point SUE PALMER, author, Toxic ChildhoodGerry Hassan sets out to challenge the lazy presumptions that are around about Scotland and its future He invites the reader to think and think again STUART COSGROVE, broadcasterUnderstanding that the old stories we tell ourselves influence the new stories we go on to write, Gerry Hassan has crafted a brilliant book unpacking the political narratives that have shaped modern Scotland in order to create a space to imagine anew A book about Scotland important to anyone, anywhere, dreaming a new world STEPHEN DUNCOMBE, author, Dream Re imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy The independence referendum changes what is possible regardless of its outcome It forces people in Scotland to confront far directly the nature of their country rather than continue to accept the myths that build up when there is no option to go it alone In Caledonia Dreaming Gerry Hassan skillfully traverses these key myths to show that, if Scotland were to gain independence, it would have to confront internal realities that were hidden when Westminster could be blamed for so much If the Scots prove the bookies wrong, if events over the summer of 2014 turn so that independence is achieved, then this book demonstrates that the new Scotland will be further from many possible idealised European utopias than many nationalists had ever imagined It is a key contribution to the debate no matter where you stand DANNY DORLING, author, Injustice Why Social Justice Persists, Professor of Human Geography, Oxford UniversityWith one bound Scotland could be free How tempting that looks to the progressive minded on both sides of the border If only it were that easy Gerry Hassan drills down to deeper reasons why the many dysfunctions of British democracy could dog an independent Scotland too With a non partisan but beady eye on society both sides of the border, in this clever book here are tougher questions to consider than a mere Yes No POLLY TOYNBEE, writer and journalist, The Guardian
Gerry Hassan, PhD is a Scottish writer, academic and research fellow at the University of the West of Scotland He is also an associate for Demos and OpenDemocracy Gerry Hassan is a frequent columnist for the British national daily newspaper The Guardian on topics and issues related to the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland.
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