This article compares Wales and Brittany, two regions with a marked identity within two states, France and United Kingdom, with a unitarian tradition, even if, in the latter case, there is more permissiveness for regional identities expressions. The analysis deals with both "macro" and "micro" levels. Applying the Moreno Question, we observed that a dual identity is accepted more easily in Brittany than in Wales. There are few conflicts between the feelings of being Breton and French whereas, for an important minority of Welsh, British identity is perceived negatively. The causes of this divergence are analysed in the framework of a deep binary comparison.
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- Sociology and Political Science
- Political Science and International Relations