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    DescriptionA major descriptive and analytical introduction to Scottish government and politics in the new era of devolution. This textbook covers the emergence of the Scottish parliament in 1999 and its impact on politics and political actors such as the media, the political parties, local government, pressure groups and the electorate at large. The internal dynamics of the new devolved system are explained and the impact of the parliament on the UK is explored. Chapters include the following topics: * The Long Road to a Scottish Parliament * The Scottish Executive - Scottish Government and Administration after Devolution * Life on the Mound - MSPs and the operation of the Scottish Parliament * The Committee System of the Scottish Parliament * The Legislative Process of the Scottish Parliament * Pressure Group Scotland * The Scottish Secretary, Scotland Office and Scotland at Westminster * Devolution and Multi-Level Governance This is the authoritative textbook introduction to the new era of government and politics in Scotland and will be an ideal course book for all students of Scottish politics, as well as providing a guide for the general reader. It contains a wealth of original material on the new parliament and government of Scotland, and features a number of case studies which provide examples of the functioning of the new institutions. Key Features: * Ideal course text for all Scottish Politics students * A much-needed textbook introduction to the area * Uses primary and secondary material to clarify the internal dynamics of the new devolved system * Explores the wider UK impact of the parliament


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    Title
    Scottish Government and Politics
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780748612871
    ISBN 10: 0748612874
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL015000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: POL003000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 320.9411
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    DC22: 320.4411
    LC classification: DA821 .L96 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-S
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Peter Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Stirling and author of Minority Nationalism and European Integration (1996) and SNP: The History of the Scottish National Party (2002), co-editor of Out of the Ghetto? The Catholic Community in Modern Scotland (1998) and co-author of The Almanac of Scottish Politics (2001).
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. The New Scotland; 2. The Long Road to a Scottish Parliament; 3. The Scottish Executive: Scottish Government and Administration after Devolution; 4. Life on the Mound - MSPs and the Operation of the Scottish Parliament; 5. The Committee System of the Scottish Parliament; 6. The Legislative Process of the Scottish Parliament; 7. Pressure Group Scotland; 8. The Scottish Secretary, Scotland Office and Scotland at Westminster; 9. Devolution and Multi-Level Governance: Scotland, UK Government and the European Union; 10. Parties, Elections and Electoral Behaviour; 11. The Media in Scotland; 12. Beyond the Mound: Local Government and Scottish Politics; Bibilography.