Devolution - Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions?
Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions?
Has Devolution reconnected Scots to the political process? One of the core aims of the Scottish Parliament was that it would provide "Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions." Written by the leading figures in the field, this book asks how far that aim has been fulfilled, providing an independent, dispassionate account of what Scots think about some of the major social, moral and political questions being faced by Scottish policymakers and society.
Looking at what Scots make of their experience of devolution so far, it asks whether the policies pursued by the Scottish Parliament have been in tune with Scottish public opinion, and how far differences in attitudes within Scotland reflect traditional social divisions. Community care, housing, drugs and the devolution project itself have been the subject of recent public and political controversy -- attitudes towards these issues are explored in the first part of the book. The second part focuses on a number of key divisions within Scottish society including religion, class, age, national identity and asks how far these are reflected in differences in social and political attitudes among Scots. Based on the annual Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, this book presents a unique and authoritative insight to the state of public opinion in post-devolution Scotland.
Catherine Bromley is Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research, Scotland. Co-author of Public Attitudes Towards Taxation (Tha Fabian Society, 2000) and Revisiting Public Perceptions of Local Government (DETR, 2000).
John Curtice is a Professor of Politics and Director of the Social Statistics Laboratory at Strathclyde University, and Research Consultant to the Scottish Centre for Social Research. He is a regular commentator in the Scottish and British media. Publications include The Rise of New Labour, (with Heath, A. & Jowell, R.) (Oxford University Press, 2001) and New Scotland, New Politics? (with Paterson, L., Brown, A., Hinds, K., McCrone, D., Park, A., Sproston, K., & Surridge, P.) (Polygon, 2001).
Kerstin Hinds is Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research. Co-author of Women's Social Attitudes (Cabinet Office, 2000), Trends in Attitudes to Health Care (National Centre, 2000) and New Scotland, New Politics (Polygon at Edinburgh, 2001).
Alison Park is at the National Centre for Social Research, London. Co-author of The Rise of New Labour (Oxford University Press, 2001) and New Scotland, New Politics? (Polygon at Edinburgh, 2001).
|Herausgeber||Catherine Bromley, John Curtice, Kerstin Hinds, Alison Park|
|Altersempfehlung||ab 22 Jahr(e)|
|Verlag||Edinburgh Univ Pr|
|Maße (L/B/H)||23.7/15.4/1.3 cm|