The new accountability? devolution and expenditure politics in Scotland

Neil McGarvey, A. Midwinter

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Abstract

Devolution is seen to be a means for enhancing democratic control and accountability in the British political system (Scottish Office, 1997). Proponents of such change have presented it as offering the prospect of a more consensual, transparent and inclusive form of governance, in effect a 'new politics', with less executive dominance than at Westminster. This would be delivered in part by proportional representation, by strengthening the role of the legislature, and by adopting a more consultative approach to decision-making (Scottish Constitutional Convention, 1995). This article focuses on expenditure politics in the budget and audit processes of the Scottish Parliament.
LanguageEnglish
Pages47-55
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

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Keywords

  • devolution
  • British politics
  • government
  • expenditure politics

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