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A Wealthier, Fairer ScotlandThe Political Economy of Constitutional Change$
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Michael Keating

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474416429

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.001.0001

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Getting to a Wealthier and Fairer Scotland

Getting to a Wealthier and Fairer Scotland

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(p.129) 7 Getting to a Wealthier and Fairer Scotland
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A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland
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Michael Keating

Robert Liñeira

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0007

Scotland has some of the prerequisites for a social investment state. Yet the division of powers between the Scottish and UK levels in relation to taxation and welfare is not optimal. The Scottish Government has reformed its policy-making structures but still has shortcomings in planning for the long term. While public opinion in Scotland supports spending on public services from which citiziens benefit, it is only slightly more favourable to redistribution than in England. The experience of other counrties shows that citizens will support public spending and the resultant taxes if they know that they will get good services.

Keywords:   Public opinion, taxation, redistribution

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