Political institutions, public and elite opinions in Wales and Brittany

Alistair Cole

in Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780719070921
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701362 | DOI:
Political institutions, public and elite opinions in Wales and Brittany

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This chapter presents findings from opinion surveys commissioned in Wales and Brittany in June 2001 in order to engage in deductive quantitative analysis. Defining support for regional political institutions as the dependent variable, the surveys set out to elucidate general comparative political-science questions about institutional traditions, identity foci, instrumental incentives, and political opportunity structures. These surveys were also, more specifically, designed to discover what people living in Wales and Brittany think of their regions, how they envisage their future institutional development, how they conceive of their regional and national identities, or how they frame issues of public policy.

Keywords: opinion surveys; public opinion; Wales; Brittany; political science; institutional traditions; political institutions; regional identity; national identity

Chapter.  9592 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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