Devolution in the UK

J. Mitchell

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Abstract

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 Using previously unpublished primary material, as well as a wealth of secondary work, the book offers a comprehensive account of the territorial constitution of the UK from the early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
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780719053580
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

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decentralization
type of government
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Keywords

  • devolution
  • constitutional debates
  • distinct unions

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Mitchell, J. (2009). Devolution in the UK. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Mitchell, J. / Devolution in the UK. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009. 272 p.
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