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Scotland decides : the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum

Author: D T Denver; et al
Publisher: London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2000.
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"The setting up of the Scottish Parliament heralds a major change in UK politics and this book provides the definitive account of how the Parliament came to be established. The authors trace the development and growth of 'Home Rule' sentiment in Scotland during the twentieth century, with detailed consideration of the period from the 1970s to the 1990s, and of the processes which led to a referendum being held on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D T Denver; et al
ISBN: 0714650536 9780714650531 0714681040 9780714681047
OCLC Number: 42960691
Description: xvi, 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Scottish Devolution: The Historical Context --
The political parties and home rule --
Social cleavages and political parties --
The first devolution referendum, 1979 --
The Politics of Devolution 1979-97 --
Home rule and working-class politics --
The Constitutional Convention --
The Conservative response --
The tartan tax and decision to hold a referendum --
The Referendum (Scotland and Wales) Bill --
The National Campaign --
The emergence of Scotland Forward --
The late start of Think Twice --
SNP involvement --
Further campaign research --
The campaign proper --
Business and devolution --
Conservative dilemmas --
Diana's death --
The last 100 hours --
The Scottish Media and the Referendum --
Broadcasting --
The Scottish morning press --
The local weekly press --
The media and the public --
Local Campaigning in the Referendum --
The parties --
The ad hoc groups --
The death of Diana --
The view from the electorate --
The impact on the outcome --
The Referendum Results --
Turnout in the referendum --
The vote for the Scottish Parliament --
Support for tax-varying powers --
A mandate for change? --
Voting in the Referendum --
Voting and non-voting --
Voting on the Scottish Parliament --
The Referendum in Context --
Referendums in the United Kingdom --
The United Kingdom referendums in comparative context --
The Aftermath of the Referendum --
Legislating for the Scottish Parliament --
Preparing for the Parliament --
The electoral system --
Public opinion in Scotland --
The future: an expectations gap.
Responsibility: David Denver ... [et al.].
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This is an account of how Scotland's first parliament in 300 years came about. It traces the origins and history of the demand for home rule, focusing particularly on developments following the  Read more...

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