Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher is emeritus professor of politics at the University of Bradford, Great Britain. His most recent book is Scotland Now: A Warning to the World (2015).

July 2009, Volume 20, Issue 3

Scottish Democracy in a Time of Nationalism

The Scottish National Party proposes to free Scotland from its supposed tutelage to London, but betrays habits of political centralism and elitism that raise questions about the quality of democracy an independent Scotland would enjoy.