Comparing Devolved Governance

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Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 29, 2012 - Political Science - 277 pages
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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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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Powers and Resources
11
3 Executive Government
44
4 Parliament and Assemblies and their Legislative Role
71
5 Scrutiny Role of Parliament and the Assemblies
96
6 The Civil Service and Central Administrations
131
7 Quangos and Delegated Governance
164
8 Local Government
185
9 Intergovernmental and External Relations
209
10 Conclusions
236
References
247
Index
266
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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 Direct Rule and the Governance of Northern Ireland (2009)