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Palgrave Macmillan

Scottish Politics

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230390461
Publication Date August 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Fully revised, the new edition of this popular textbook provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of contemporary Scottish politics and gives a full analysis of the SNP's first majority government.

  • Winner of the Richard Rose Prize

Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling. His publications on Scottish politics have included work on the Scottish Parliament, intergovernmental relations and the social background of elites.

Neil McGarvey is Lecturer in Politics, Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, UK. He has published widely in the field of Scottish politics, local government and public administration.

1. What is Scottish Politics?
2. Devolution: Historical, Social and Economic Context
3. Scotland's Political Parties
4. Scottish Elections and Voting Behaviour
5. The Scottish Parliament and 'New Politics'
6. The Scottish Government
7. Governance Beyond the Scottish Government
8. Pressure Politics and the 'Scottish Policy Style'
9. Public Policy in Scotland Since Devolution
10. Inter-Governmental Relations and Multi-Level Governance
11. Money and Power: Public Expenditure in Scotland


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