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The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure

Derek Birrell

in The impact of devolution on social policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422255
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.003.0002
The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure

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This chapter begins with a comparison of the scope of developed powers over social policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It then explores the role and importance of social policy in each country in addition to comments on the administrative and financial resources and capacity of each country to formulate and deliver social policies.

Keywords: social policy; developed policy; governance; expenditure; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; financial resources

Chapter.  9806 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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