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Has devolution worked? : the verdict from policymakers and the public /
edited by John Curtice and Ben Seyd.
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; Vancouver : Distributed in Canada exclusively by UBC Press, c2009.
description
xii, 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0719075599 (hbk.), 9780719075599 (hbk.)
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imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; Vancouver : Distributed in Canada exclusively by UBC Press, c2009.
isbn
0719075599 (hbk.)
9780719075599 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7034605
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Curtice is Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University Ben Seyd is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent
Summaries
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Devolution to Scotland and Wales represented the most fundamental reform of the British state for almost a century. Ten years on, how successful has the reform been? Drawing on the views of citizens, elected representatives and interest groups in Scotland and Wales, this title provides an answer.
Description for Bookstore
The book is based on a wide ranging program of research, involving dedicated surveys and interviews across Scotland, Wales and England. The results provide important new evidence on how devolution has been seen to have performed. What are its perceived achievements? What are its shortcomings? Is the new devolution "settlement" stable, or is there a demand for further reform? By bringing together perspectives from the public, members of the devolved legislatures and representatives of civil society, the book establishes a unique picture of where devolution in Britain stands today.
Description for Reader
Devolution to Scotland and Wales represented the most fundamental reform of the British state for almost a century. Ten years on, how successful has the reform been? Drawing on the views of citizens, elected representatives and interest groups in Scotland and Wales, this book provides an answer. The book is based on a wide ranging programme of research, involving dedicated surveys and interviews across Scotland, Wales and England. The results provide important new evidence on how devolution has been seen to have performed. What are its perceived achievements? What are its shortcomings? Is the new devolution #145;settlement#146; stable, or is there a demand for further reform? By bringing together perspectives from the public, members of the devolved legislatures and representatives of civil society, the book establishes a unique picture of where devolution in Britain stands today. The book is accessibly written, and contains a wide range of useful primary data. It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying devolution in Britain, as well as for general readers with an interest in constitutional reform and territorial politics.
Main Description
Devolution to Scotland and Wales represented the most fundamental reform of the British state for almost a century. Ten years on, how successful has the reform been? Drawing on the views of citizens, elected representatives and interest groups in Scotland and Wales, this book provides an answer.The book is based on a wide ranging programme of research, involving dedicated surveys and interviews across Scotland, Wales and England. The results provide important new evidence on how devolution has been seen to have performed. What are its perceived achievements? What are its shortcomings? Is the new devolution ‘settlement’ stable, or is there a demand for further reform? By bringing together perspectives from the public, members of the devolved legislatures and representatives of civil society, the book establishes a unique picture of where devolution in Britain stands today.The book is accessibly written, and contains a wide range of useful primary data. It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying devolution in Britain, as well as for general readers with an interest in constitutional reform and territorial politics.
Main Description
Devolution to Scotland and Wales represented the most fundamental reform of the British state for almost a century. Ten years on, how successful has the reform been? Drawing on the views of citizens, elected representatives and interest groups in Scotland and Wales, this book provides an answer. The book is based on a wide ranging program of research, involving dedicated surveys and interviews across Scotland, Wales and England. The results provide important new evidence on how devolution has been seen to have performed. What are its perceived achievements? What are its shortcomings? Is the new devolution "settlement" stable, or is there a demand for further reform? By bringing together perspectives from the public, members of the devolved legislatures and representatives of civil society, the book establishes a unique picture of where devolution in Britain stands today. The book is accessibly written, and contains a wide range of useful primary data. It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying devolution in Britain, as well as for general readers with an interest in constitutional reform and territorial politics.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tablesp. vii
List of contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
How we got herep. 17
The territorialisation of interest representation: the response of groups to devolutionp. 44
The politicians' response to devolutionp. 68
The citizens' response: the performance of the devolved bodiesp. 91
The citizens' response: devolution and the Unionp. 116
At the ballot boxp. 138
Conclusion: has devolution worked?p. 165
Appendix: details of public opinion surveysp. 177
Indexp. 184
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