Murray Leith is a professor of political science at the University of West Scotland. He has lectured at universities in Scotland and the United States; his current research involves studies of nationalism and national identity, especially in contemporary Scotland (and the wider UK), the Scottish diaspora in Europe and the US, as well as considering devolution in the UK and wider aspects of Scottish politics and society. His books include Scotland: The New State of an Old Nation (Manchester University Press, 2020).
Books by Murray Leith
Interviews with Murray Leith
The Break-up of Britain
by Tom Nairn
Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present
by Tom Devine
The Scottish Question
by James Mitchell
The Case for Scottish Independence: A History of Nationalist Political Thought in Modern Scotland
by Ben Jackson
Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum
by Allan Cameron
There has been a sharp rise in nationalist and pro-independence sentiment in Scotland since the resumption of the Scottish parliament in 1999. Here, the University of West Scotland political scientist Murray Leith reflects on the changing nature of Scottish identity and separatist visions, as he recommends five key books on Scottish nationalism.