Devolution, Coalitions and the Liberal Democrats: Necessary Evil or Progressive Politics?

@article{Holmes2007DevolutionCA,
  title={Devolution, Coalitions and the Liberal Democrats: Necessary Evil or Progressive Politics?},
  author={A. Holmes},
  journal={Parliamentary Affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={60},
  pages={527-547}
}
  • A. Holmes
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Devolution has created a range of issues for the central organisation of political parties. This paper looks at these pressures and specifically at the Liberal Democrats given their unique federal structure. It will also examine the impact of the coalition arrangements in the devolved bodies on the overall organisational structure of the Party and its national strategy. While the Party's structure was initially helpful, it would seem federalism does not necessarily lie neatly with devolution… CONTINUE READING
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