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Devolution in the UK

By James Mitchell

Devolution in the UK
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  • Publish Date: Apr 2009
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5358-0
    • Pages: 272
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: April 2009

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    This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and the role that England's territorial politics played in constitutional debates. Similarities and differences between how the components of the UK were governed are described. It argues that the UK should be understood now, even more than pre-devolution, as a state of distinct unions, each with its own deeply rooted past and trajectory. Using previously unpublished primary material, as well as a wealth of secondary work, the book offers a comprehensive account of the territorial constitution of the UK from the early twentieth century through to the operation of the new devolved system of government.

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    A cool, clear study, thoroughly based on published and unpublished sources.

    Contents

    List of tables
    Preface
    1. Constituting the UK
    2. Approaching to Arch-angelic: administrative devolution in Scotland
    3. Staggering forward little by little: administrative devolution in Wales
    4. Encouraging conformity, not emphasizing differences: Northern Ireland
    5. A chaos of areas and bodies: the English dimension
    6. The settled will of the Scottish people
    7. Devolution is a process: Wales
    8. In search of legitimacy: Northern Ireland since 1972
    9. The English Question
    10. Ever looser union
    Bibliography and sources
    Index

    Author

    James Mitchell is Professor of Politics in the Department of Government at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

    Devolution in the UK

    By James Mitchell

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