Mitchell, James (2000) Devolution and the end of Britian? Contemporary British History, 14 (3). 61 - 82. ISSN 1361-9462Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Labour politicians have asserted that devolution will strengthen the union, while nationalist politicians assert that devolution is a stepping‐stone to independence. This article argues that Scotland's future constitutional status will depend on a variety of factors. Devolution alters the balance between Dicey's three ‘watchwords’ ‐ unity of government, equality of political rights and diversity of institutions ‐ and that it is the relationship between these allied with the expectations that Scots have of the new constitutional arrangements, including most notably how the centre behaves, that will determine whether devolution is an end or the start of the process of the break‐up of the state.
|Keywords:||devolution, constitutional change, Scottish independence, Scotland, Development, History, Political Science and International Relations, Safety Research, Cultural Studies|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2011 12:59|
|Last modified:||30 Apr 2016 00:07|