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Will Kitson


Title of Research:

"Understanding the Differing Political Performances of Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties: A Statecraft Approach".

Brief overview of research topic:

The political success of Stateless Nationalist & Regionalist Parties (SNRPs) across the western political world has invariably differed. Existing academic literature attempts to explain such differences in SNRPs’ electoral fortunes either through a limited ideological prism or focuses solely on one aspect of decision-making made by the political leaderships of SNRPs (e.g. organisational reform). In the absence of a comprehensive agency-based approach to the puzzle of why certain SNRPs succeed while others fail, my work will apply Jim Bulpitt’s Statecraft theory to assess the role of party elites in determining the political success of SNRPs in Scotland, Wales and Quebec. 



MA Contemporary History & International Politics, University of York (Distinction)

BA History and Politics, University of York (First Class Honours)


Conference presentations:

 ‘Understanding the Differing Political Performances of the Scottish Nationalist Party and Plaid Cymru: A Statecraft Approach’ – PSA International Conference 2019 

Will Kitson

Will is supervised by Dr Jim Buller

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