Scottish Government and Politics: An Introduction

Scottish Government and Politics: An Introduction

by Peter Lynch
     
 

A 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

Overview

A 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 GovernanceThis is the authoritative textbook introduction to the new era of government and politic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748612871
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/25/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Stirling

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