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Governing Scotland: The People's Preferences?

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/9780748638994.003.0004
Governing Scotland: The People's Preferences?

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This chapter looks directly at trends in attitudes towards how Scotland should be governed. Did the SNP's success in the 2007 election really signify a growing demand for independence? And even if people in Scotland still have doubts about the merits of independence, does this necessarily mean that they are content with the degree of autonomy afforded their country by the current arrangements? This chapter examines the development of attitudes towards how Scotland should be governed since the advent of devolution.

Keywords: Scotland; governance; devolution; 2007 election; SNP

Chapter.  4929 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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