Scotland decides

the devolution issues and the 1997 referendum

H. Bochel, D. Denver, James Mitchell, C. Pattie

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Abstract

Scotland has a parliament for the first time in almost 300 years, and this book is an account of how this came about. The authors trace the origins and history of the demand for home rule in Scotland, focusing particularly on developments following the failure of the first referendum on the issue in 1979, which culminated in a second referendum in September 1997.
This major political event attracted national and international interest, and its decisive result was a milestone in Scottish history. This work presents an analysis of the referendum campaign at both national and local levels, including media coverage of the event and the outcome. The reactions of voters are explored on the basis of a large survey of the electorate, and lessons to be learnt about referendums in the UK and elsewhere are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages256
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2000

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Keywords

  • scotland
  • devolution
  • issues
  • 1997
  • referendum

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Bochel, H., Denver, D., Mitchell, J., & Pattie, C. (2000). Scotland decides: the devolution issues and the 1997 referendum. London.
Bochel, H. ; Denver, D. ; Mitchell, James ; Pattie, C. / Scotland decides : the devolution issues and the 1997 referendum. London, 2000. 256 p.
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Scotland decides : the devolution issues and the 1997 referendum. / Bochel, H.; Denver, D.; Mitchell, James; Pattie, C.

London, 2000. 256 p.

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