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Beyond Devolution and DecentralisationBuilding Regional Capacity in Wales and Brittany$
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Alistair Cole

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719070921

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.001.0001

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Devolution and polity building in Wales

Devolution and polity building in Wales

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(p.62) 4 Devolution and polity building in Wales
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Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation
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Alistair Cole

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070921.003.0004

This chapter presents a general overview of devolution in Wales, with a special emphasis on building a new institution from an actor-focused perspective. Venturing inside the National Assembly, it shows members' frustration with the operation of the institution. It charts the evolution of Welsh devolution away from ‘all-inclusive politics’ to polity building and explores the different ways in which the Assembly can make a difference in policy terms, discussing the relationships between the National Assembly and its semi-autonomous public bodies. It also examines the role of the civil service, the party system, and financial arrangements in post-devolution Wales. The chapter concludes with a comment on the improbability of an incoming UK Conservative government seeking to turn back the devolutionary tide.

Keywords:   devolution, National Assembly, party system, UK Conservative government, civil service, polity building, Wales, Welsh devolution

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