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The Political Economy of Devolution in Britain from the Postwar Era to Brexit

Authors: Vlahos, Nick

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  • Contributes to a conceptual understanding of decentralization as a broader, comparative phenomenon
  • Follows the development of devolution and decentralisation over a number of decades
  • Suggests that the UK’s position as a bastion of centralisation changed when devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took place
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This book examines the political economy of devolution in Britain from the postwar period to the present. It situates devolution in Britain within an understanding of the partisan recalibration of political, economic and democratic scales (or levels) of the state. The author utilizes various explanatory tools to unpack complex social, economic, spatial and political phenomena across national, regional and local scales. The book further contributes to our conceptual understanding of decentralization as a broader, comparative, phenomenon. Particular emphasis is placed on examining why decentralization and devolution occur at particular points in time, which enables the investigation into how political and fiscal powers are (re)organized at different levels of the state. 

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Nick Vlahos is a researcher in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, Australia. 

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"Subnational policy and politics are on the move globally and this interdisciplinary contribution from Nick Vlahos is a majestic account. Rich in political economy insight and historical nuance, it reveals in new ways Britain’s complex and contradictory trajectory from depression to devolution, and beyond." (Martin Jones, Professor, Staffordshire University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Devolution in Britain from the Postwar Era to Brexit
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48729-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48729-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48728-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 264
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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