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Devolution, Social Citizenship, and Territorial Culture: Equity and Diversity in the Anglo-Scottish Relationship

Charlie Jeffery

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263310
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0008

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Devolution, Social Citizenship, and Territorial Culture: Equity and Diversity in the Anglo-Scottish Relationship

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This chapter addresses the ‘blunt’ question: ‘why should taxpayers in the southern half of England pay for everyone else's needs?’ Devolution changes the content of UK citizenship. It also argues that some quite good indicators are available of how the Scots view these relationships and express their expectations of multi-level government. The tensions which can exist between statewide commonality and territorial variation of policy standards, as exemplified in particular in the relationship of Quebec to Anglophone Canada, are investigated. It then considers how citizens as voters plot their ways through multi-level government by studying how far and why voters behave differently at territorial as compared to statewide elections. Moreover, the findings to Scottish-English relationships in the UK are applied, emphasizing first on territorial policy variation and ‘multi-level voting’, then on the importance of territorial financial arrangements in expressing ideas about the statewide solidarity of citizens in all territories.

Keywords: UK citizenship; Anglo-Scottish relationships; devolution; social citizenship; territorial culture; equity; diversity

Chapter.  6764 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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