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    The acceleration of exit, voice, and loyalty – Catalonia and Scotland

    Ashenden, Samantha and Hess, A. (2020) The acceleration of exit, voice, and loyalty – Catalonia and Scotland. In: Stame, N. and Meldolesi, L. (eds.) A Passion for the Possible: Excerpts On the Third Conference on Hirschman’s Legacy. Colorni-Hirschman International Institute. Rome, Italy: Italic Digital Editions, pp. 215-230. ISBN 9788898156603.

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    This paper focuses on how A. O. Hirschman teaches us to think about politics. At a moment when nationalism and identity politics seem to be on the rise, both as political forces and as modes of explanation of those forces, Hirschman provides a way of analysing political struggles that enables us to pay attention to issues of political identity formation without essentialising these as expressions of nationalist sentiment. To show how this is the case we bring his concepts of exit, voice, and loyalty into conversation with notions of acceleration and resonance in order to explore the current drives toward both Scottish and Catalan independence. Keywords: exit, voice, loyalty, acceleration, resonance, Catalan and Scottish independence


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sam Ashenden
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 16:36
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 16:36


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