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What has Devolution Achieved? The Public's View

John Curtice, Nicola McEwen, Michael Marsh and Rachel Ormston

in Revolution or Evolution? The 2007 Scottish Elections

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638994
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638994.003.0003
What has Devolution Achieved? The Public's View

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This chapter considers how people in Scotland have reacted to the experience of devolution. It examines whether they feel that devolution has improved the way in which their country is governed. It also examines how their experience changed their views about the way in which the Union operates. This chapter notes that the advocates of devolution argued that people would come to feel that devolution has improved the way Scotland is governed, and that as a result they would be persuaded to hold a more benign view towards the Union.

Keywords: Scottish people; devolution; governance; Union

Chapter.  4537 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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