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Devolution in the UK

Charlie Jeffery.

in The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

July 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; UK Politics; Regional Political Studies. 9042 words.

This article first presents the features of the union state tradition. It then investigates the central themes in devolution research on the four nations of the UK. In addition, a number of...

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Localism

Jonathan Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

July 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; UK Politics; Regional Political Studies. 8661 words.

This article evaluates the nature and significance of the localist turn, set in a theoretical and historical context. It explains two salient contradictions in New Labour's localism: its...

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