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Publics, Elites and Constitutional Change in the UK

A Missed Opportunity?

  • Daniel Kenealy
  • Jan Eichhorn
  • Richard Parry
  • Lindsay Paterson
  • Alexandra Remond

Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 1-19
  3. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 21-44
  4. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 45-75
  5. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 77-102
  6. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 103-124
  7. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 125-148
  8. Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Richard Parry, Lindsay Paterson, Alexandra Remond
    Pages 149-159
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-177

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the governance of the UK, and the process of constitutional change, between Scotland’s independence referendum in September 2014 and the UK general election in May 2015. The book contrasts the attitudes of the public, captured through an original survey, with those of politicians, civil servants, and civic leaders, identified through over forty interviews. It pays particular attention to two case studies involving recent changes to the UK’s governing arrangements: the Smith Commission and the transfer of further powers to the Scottish Parliament, and Greater Manchester’s devolution deal that has become a model for devolution across England. It also considers the issue of lowering the voting age to 16, contrasting the political attitudes of younger voters in Scotland with those in the rest of the UK. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of UK politics, devolution, constitutional change, public attitudes, and territorial politics.

Keywords

governance of the UK Scottish independence referendum 2014 British general election 2015 the Smith Commission devolution in the UK voting age of 16 in the UK Greater Manchester's devolution deal public attitudes to constitutional change Scottish devolution political engagement in the UK English votes for English laws political participation in the UK British constitutional powers elitist politics elitism in British politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Kenealy
    • 1
  • Jan Eichhorn
    • 2
  • Richard Parry
    • 3
  • Lindsay Paterson
    • 4
  • Alexandra Remond
    • 5
  1. 1.Social PolicyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Social PolicyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Centre on Constitutional ChangeUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Social PolicyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Politics and International RelationsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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