Devolution in the United Kingdom: Problems of a Piecemeal Approach to Constitutional Change

@article{Jeffery2008DevolutionIT,
  title={Devolution in the United Kingdom: Problems of a Piecemeal Approach to Constitutional Change},
  author={C. Jeffery},
  journal={Publius-the Journal of Federalism},
  year={2008},
  volume={39},
  pages={289-313}
}
  • C. Jeffery
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Publius-the Journal of Federalism
  • The UK's devolution reforms have been piecemeal, directed at specific territorial issues in one or other part of the UK, and poorly coordinated with one another. While this piecemeal approach reflects a centuries-old approach to territorial statecraft in the UK, the addition since 1999 of democratic process and, more recently, partisan conflict between UK and devolved government, has established strong centrifugal tendencies. The article explores how territorial policy variation, inter-regional… CONTINUE READING
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