Devolution in the UK

Devolution in the UK : A Strangely British Model

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The introduction of devolved government for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been the most dramatic constitutional transformation of the United Kingdom in many generations. However, the process has raised as many problems such as a highly uneven transfer of powers with, it seems, no recipient country satisfied and one non-recipient, England, increasingly dissatisfied. This book examines the successes and failures of devolution in terms of institutions, policies, parties and problem-solving. Written by a team of experts on UK politics and drawing upon original data analysis, Devolution in the UK offers an original analysis of the ideological battles between nationalism and labourism/conservatism and the institutional power acquisitions which have underpinned the rapid advance of devolution. It will include coverage of the 2014 independence referendum and the 2016 devolved parliament/assembly elections to offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the remarkable evolution of an extraordinary model of devolution. This book will be of interest to students and academics of devolution, governance, identity, sub-national party politics and British more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138936421
  • 9781138936423

About David Moon

David Moon is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath. Jonathan Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool. Sophie Whiting is Lecturer in Politics at the University of more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: two decades of rapid devolution, nothing solved? 2. Conceptualising devolution: a strangely British model 3 Scotland: From Devo Modest to Devo Max 4. Resolving the Nationalist versus Unionist and Labourist Scottish faultline 5 Wales: The Devolution Debate in âLabourlandâ 6 Governing Wales: A Case Study in Poor Legislation 7 Northern Ireland: a triumph or failure of institutional complexity? 8 Has consociational devolution thawed or solidified Northern Irelandâs divisions? 9 How do you solve a problem like England? 10 Auditing devolution 11 Conclusion: "Still Strange": Still unanswered Questions and the Future of more