Chapter

Conclusion

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/9780748638994.003.0009
Conclusion

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Does the 2007 election indeed mark a revolutionary break in Scotland's links with the rest of the United Kingdom and in the importance of personality in local elections? Or does it simply mark an evolution in the country's politics? It brings together the threads of the analyses to consider in each case whether the revolutionary or the evolutionary perspective is the more appropriate, and to examine the apparent implications of the interpretation.

Keywords: 2007 elections; Scottish parliament; local elections; revolutionary break; United Kingdom; Scottish politics

Chapter.  3676 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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