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Devolution in the UK

James Mitchell


This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and the role that England's territorial politics played in constitutional debates. Similarities and differences between how the components of the UK were governed are described. The book argues that the UK should be understood now, even more than pre-devolution, as a state of distinct unions, each with its own deeply rooted past and trajectory. Using previously unpublished primary material, as well as ... More

Keywords: devolution, government, United Kingdom, territorial politics, pre-devolution, territorial constitution, early twentieth century, constitutional debates, distinct unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719053580
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719053580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Mitchell, author