How children describe their national identity in the age of devolution

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National identity is difficult to define. It is connected to other concepts, such as ethnicity, nationality and nationalism, so it means something different to everyone.

In Britain, national identity has been an important topic for many years, but particularly since the Labour government introduced devolution in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1997. These reforms not only gave new legislative powers to the devolved nations but also made citizens feel more affiliated with the separate countries. The UK has also become more ethnically…

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