Scotland could become like its prosperous Nordic neighbours, but that won’t be cheap

Michael Keating, Malcolm Harvey

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Abstract

At the heart of the Scottish referendum campaign is the question of whether Scotland could really thrive as a small European state. At one time, the nationalists pointed for inspiration to the “arc of prosperity” of small northern European countries. After the crash of 2008 brought down Ireland and Iceland, their unionist opponents lampooned the “arc of insolvency”. Both images were profoundly misleading.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2014

Keywords

  • Scottish independence
  • Scotland
  • Scotland Decides 14

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