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:

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This chapter assesses the impact of devolution on social policy through a number of dimensions. It addresses some wider consequences of devolution and social policy — the UK citizenship debate, devolved models of social policy and finally the future development of devolution and the future of devolved social policy. This chapter also discusses a number of factors constraining the evaluation of the impact of devolution on social policy.

Keywords: devolution; social policy; UK; citizenship; devolved social policy

Chapter.  6096 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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