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Has Devolution Delivered?

Catherine Bromley and John Curtice


One of the key aims of devolution in Scotland was to change the way people felt about their country and the way they were governed. This book draws on a range of Scottish Election Studies and Scottish Social Attitudes surveys to explore the early success — or otherwise — of devolution in meeting this objective. It asks how the Scottish public has reacted to the initial experience of devolution, and the lessons this experience might have for the future of devolution. The following questions are considered: How have public attitudes towards the governance of Scotland within the Union evolved fro ... More

Keywords: devolution, Scotland, Scottish Election Studies, Scottish Social Attitudes, surveys, Scottish public, public attitudes, Union, pre-devolution, Scottish Parliament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622467
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Bromley, editor

John Curtice, editor

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Catherine Bromley, John Curtice, David McCrone, and Alison Park

Part 1 Devolution and Independence

Chapter 2 The Devolution Conundrum?

Alison Park, and David McCrone

Chapter 3 A Better Union?

Paula Surridge

Part 2 Devolved Elections

Part 3 National Identity

Chapter 9 Routes into Scottishness?

Michael Rosie, and Ross Bond

Chapter 11 Conclusion

Catherine Bromley, John Curtice, David McCrone, and Alison Park