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The road to the National Assembly for Wales

Author: James Barry Jones; Denis Balsom
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2000.
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A detailed examination of the course of devolution from 1979 to the Act of setting up the Welsh Assembly. The text should appeal not only to those with an interest in Wales, but also academics,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Barry Jones; Denis Balsom
ISBN: 0708314929 9780708314920 070831483X 9780708314838
OCLC Number: 492651833
Description: 1 vol. (X-293 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Road to the Referendum: political developments in Wales including public opinion 1979-97, Denis Balsom; changes in the government of Wales 1979-1997, J. Barry Jones; development of Labour's devolution policy, Kevin Morgan and Geoff Mungham. Part 2 The campaign: the "Yes" campaign, Leighton Andrews; the "No" campaign, Tim Williams; the campaign on the ground - reflections from around the country; post-script on the campaign, Denis Balsom and J. Barry Jones. Part 3 The media: the role of the press, London and Welsh, English and Welsh language, Kevin Williams; radio and television, London/Cardiff relations, Ioan Bellin et al. Part 4 The outcome: analyzing the results, Denis Balsom; voting patterns - preliminary findings from the CREST Referendum Study, Richard Wyn Jones et al; post referendum politics, J. Barry Jones; a critique of the Welsh Assembly, Bill Keith Patchett. Conclusions: review of the campaign and implications for the British Constitution, Denis Balsom and J. Barry Jones.
Responsibility: edited by J. Barry Jones and Denis Balsom.


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'...offers an objective analysis of the tangled web that followed the rejection of devolution by more than four to one back in 1979.' Tribune

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