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Scotland's new road to reform?

Davidson, Neil (2008) Scotland's new road to reform? International Socialism, 118. pp. 23-26. ISSN 0020-8736

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Abstract

A year has elapsed since the Scottish National Party (SNP) formed its first government in the devolved Scottish Parliament. The SNP took power at a time when neoliberal strategies all but completely dominated mainstream politics.1 However, the SNP appears to have broken with the neoliberal consensus. To what extent does the SNP government contradict the thesis, propounded, in different ways, by sections of the radical left and the neoliberal political elite, that the path of reformism is now closed off?