Comparing Devolved Governance

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

byDerek Birrell

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Examines recent evidence of a growing symmetry in the operation of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book makes one of the first systematic and detailed comparisons of the operation of the devolved institutions and machinery of governance. It uses a comparative approach to explore the key workings of government.

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Examines recent evidence of a growing symmetry in the operation of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book makes one of the first systematic and detailed comparisons of the operation of the devolved institutions and machinery of governance. It uses a comparative approach to explore the key workings of government.

DEREK BIRRELL Professor of Social Policy in the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, University of Ulster, UK. He was the former Head of the School of Social and Community Sciences, and subsequently the School of Policy Studies. He is the author of the recent books The Impact of Devolution on Social Policy (2009) and Dir...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.67 × 5.68 × 1.02 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273203

ISBN - 13:9780230273207

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IntroductionPowers and ResourcesExecutive Government Parliaments and Assemblies and their Legislative RoleScrutiny Role of Parliament and AssembliesThe Civil Service and Central AdministrationQuangos and Delegated GovernanceLocal GovernmentIntergovernmental and External RelationsConclusion

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"This is the first comprehensive review of government across all three devolved parts of the United Kingdom. It is detailed, carefully researched and accurate, and will be essential reading for both practitioners and scholars of the UK's evolving system of multilevel government."
- Michael Keating, Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK