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Party political interest in the so-called ‘English Question’ has grown in recent years, due to the enmeshing of constitutional issues with a growing political and public affiliation with and expression of English national identity and culture. More recently, attention has shifted to the decentralisation of government within England. The ‘English Question’ is thus defined by two interconnected but distinctive ‘English Questions’. This article will assess whether, in seeking to find answers for these ‘English Questions’, the Conservatives and Labour are establishing a more distinctive ‘politics of England’. It will first consider the extent to which the politicisation of English identity and civic society have stimulated a more nationally framed political culture and party politics, and then assess whether constitutional reforms undertaken in Westminster, especially the introduction of EVEL, and regional devolution initiatives within England might facilitate greater party political engagement with an emergent ‘politics of England’.

LanguageEnglish
Pages534-545
Number of pages12
JournalPolitical Quarterly
Volume87
Issue number4
Early online date28 Sep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016

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Mycock, Andrew. / The politics of England. In: Political Quarterly. 2016 ; Vol. 87, No. 4. pp. 534-545.
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In: Political Quarterly, Vol. 87, No. 4, 14.11.2016, p. 534-545.

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