Reading List

This is a work in progress list and some details are currently incomplete

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, (1991)
John Angarrack, Our Future is History: Identity Law and the Cornish Question, (2002)
Ronal G. Asch (ed.), Three Nations – A Common History? England, Scotland, Ireland and British History, c.1600-1920, (1993)
Walter Bagehot, The English Constitution, (1872)
Julian Barnes, England, England, (1998)
Stafford Beer, Brain of the Firm, (1972)
Murray Bookchin, Towards an Ecological Society, (1980)
Murray Bookchin, Post-scarcity Anarchism, (1971/2004)
Murray Bookchin, Remaking Society, (1990/1998)
Brendan Bradshaw and John Morrill, The British Problem c.1534-1707: State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago, (1996)
Brendan Bradshaw & Peter Roberts (eds.), British Consciousness and Identity. The Making of Britain, 1533-1707, (1998)
John Brannigan, Archipelagic Modernism: Literature in the Irish and British Isles, 1890-1970, (2014)
Helen Brocklehurst and Robert Phillips, History, Nationhood and the Question of Britain (2004)
Glenn Burgess (ed.), The New British History: Founding a Modern State, 1603-1715, (1999)
Mark Burton, A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion, (2005)
Mark Burton, The Replacement Economy: How Do We Get There?, (2011)
Paul Carter, Decolonising Governance: Archipelagic Thinking, (forthcoming in 2018)
Centre for Alternative Technology, Zero-carbon Britain 2030: A New Energy Strategy, (2010)
Molly Scott Cato, The Bioregional Economy: Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, (2012)
Sue Clifford and Angela King, Local Distinctiveness: Place, Particularity and Identity, (1993)
Sue Clifford and Angela King (eds.), From Place to Place: Maps and Parish Maps, (1996)
Sue Clifford and Angela King, England In Particular: A celebration of the commonplace, the local, the vernacular and the distinctive, (2006)
Robert Colls, Identity of England, (2004)
Linda Colley, Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, (1992)
Linda Colley, Acts of Union and Disunion, (2014)
Bernard Crick (ed.), National Identities: The Constitution of the United Kingdom, (1991)
Geoffrey Cubitt (ed.), Imagining Nations, (1998)
Tam Dalyell, Devolution: The End of Britain?, (1977)
J.E. Dandy, Watsonian Vice-Counties of Great Britain, (1969)
R.R. Davies, The first English empire : power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343 (2000)
Pooran Desai and Sue Riddlestone, Bioregional Solutions: For Living on One Planet, (2002)
T M Devine, Independence or Union: Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present, (2017)
Rob Dinnis & Chris Stringer, Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story, (2014)
Adam Donnan; Julia Heaton; Amy Nelson (eds.), Imagining Britain in 2050, (2010)
David Eastwood, Government and Community in the English Provinces, 1700-1870, (1997)
Hugh Ellis & Kate Henderson, Rebuilding Britain: Planning for a Better Future, (2014)
The English Democrats, Manifesto and Constitution of the English Democrats, (2006)
Simon Fairlie, Meat; A Benign Extravagance, (2010)
Patrick Geddes, Cities in evolution : an introduction to the town planning movement and to the study of civics, (1915)
David Goodhart, The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, (2017)
Alexander Grant and Keith Stringer, Uniting the Kingdom?: The Making of British History, (1995)
Nick Groom, The Seasons: an Elegy for the Passing of the Year, (2013)
Frederick W. Hackwood, The Story of the Shire: being the Lore, History and Evolution of English County Institutions, (1920)
James Harrington, The Commonwealth of Oceana, (1656)
Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, The Time of the Force Majeure; After 45 Years Counterforce is on the Horizon, (2016)
Jaquetta Hawkes, A Land, (1951)
Michael Hechter, Internal Colonialism. The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, (1999)
Peter Hitchens, The Abolition of Britain, (1999)
David Holmgren, Future Scenarios; How communities can adapt to peak oil and climate change: Mapping the Cultural Implications of Peak Oil and Climate Change, (2009)
Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, (2008)
Andrew Hopton (ed.), Gerrard Winstanley: A Common Treasury, (1989)
Ronald Hutton, The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year, 1400–1700, (2001)
Aldous Huxley, Island, (1962)
Alvin Jackson, The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007, (2011)
Kathleen Jannaway, Abundant Living in the coming age of the tree, (1991)
Hugh Kearney, The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, (2014)
John Kerrigan, Archipelagic English: Literature, History, and Politics 1603-1707, (2010)
Colin Kidd, Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland 1500-2000, (2008)
Colin Kidd, British Identities Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600 – 1800, (2008)
Paul Kingsnorth, Real England: The Battle Against the Bland, (2009)
Paul Kingsnorth, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, (2017)
Hans Kohr [aka Leopold Kohr], ‘Disunion Now: A Plea for a Society based upon Small Autonomous Units’, The Commonweal (September 26, 1941)
Leopold Kohr, The Breakdown of Nations, (1957)
Leopold Kohr, Is Wales Viable?, (1971)
Leopold Kohr, The Overdeveloped Nations: The Diseconomies of Scale, (1978)
Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, (1902)
Naomi Lloyd-Jones & Margaret Scull, Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History: A (Dis)United Kingdom?, (2017)
Eoin MacAoidh, Scratch a Hippy, Find a Fascist: Localism, Language, & the Struggle for Power, (2016)
Ethel Mannin, Bread and Roses: A Utopian Survey and Blue-Print, (1944)
Andrew Marr, The Day Britain Died, (2000)
David Matless, Landscape and Englishness, (2001)
Simon Mealor and Philip Schwyzer, Archipelagic Identities: Literature and Identity in the Atlantic Archipelago, 1550–1800, (2004)
Kenneth Mellanby, Can Britain Feed Itself?, (1975)
The Mercia Movement, The Mercia Manifesto: A blueprint for the future inspired by the past, (1997)
The Mercian Constitutional Convention, The Constitution of Mercia, (2003)
Kenneth O. Morgan, Rebirth of a Nation: A History of Modern Wales 1880-1980, (1987)
Richard Morris, Time’s Anvil: England, Archaeology and the Imagination, (2013)
William Morris, News from Nowhere, (1890)
Tom Nairn, The Break-up of Britain: Crisis and Neo-nationalism, 1965-75, (1977)
Tom Nairn, After Britain: New Labour and the Return of Scotland, (2001)
Fintan O’Toole, Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic, (2011)
Stephen Oppenheimer, The Origins of the British: The New Prehistory of Britain: A Genetic Detective Story, (2007)
Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins, Local Food: How to Make it Happen in Your Community: How to Unleash a Food Revolution Where You Live, (2009)
J.G.A. Pocock, The Discovery of Islands: Essays in British History, (2005)
Francis Pryor, Home: A Time Traveller’s Tales from Britain’s Prehistory, (2014)
Donald Read, English Provinces, 1760-1960, (1964)
Keith Robbins, Nineteenth-Century Britain. England, Scotland, and Wales: The Making of a Nation, (1998)
Eric Frank Russell, The Great Explosion, (1962)
Iwona Sagar & Henrik Halkier eds.), Regionalism Contested: Institution, Society and Governance, (2005)
Kirkpatrick Sale, Human Scale, (1982)
Kirkpatrick Sale, Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision, (1985)
Kirkpatrick Sale, Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future, (2017)
E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered, (1973)
Mike Small, Scotland’s Local Food Revolution, (2013)
Fiona Stafford, Local Attachments: The Province of Poetry, (2010)
L. Dudley Stamp, Britain’s Structure and Scenery, (1962)
Chris Stringer, Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain, (2006)
Duncan Tanner, Chris Williams, Wil Griffith & Andrew Edwards (eds.), Debating nationhood and governance in Britain, 1885-1945. Perspectives from the ‘four nations’, (2006)
James Piers Taylor (ed.), Managed Retreat, #1, (2013)
Richard S. Thompson, The Atlantic Archipelago: Political History of the British Isles, (1986)
Colin Ward, Talking Green, (2012)
Hewett Cottrell Watson, Cybele Britannica, Volume III, (1852)
H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia, (1905)
Wessex Constitutional Convention, The Case for Wessex, (2002)
George Williamson, Britain and Ireland; Constitutional change and bioregionalism, (1996)
Patrick Wright, On Living in an Old Country; the National Past in Contemporary Britain, (1985)

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