UK devolution in the shadow of hierarchy? Intergovernmental relations and party politics

@article{Swenden2014UKDI,
  title={UK devolution in the shadow of hierarchy? Intergovernmental relations and party politics},
  author={Wilfried Swenden and Nicola McEwen},
  journal={Comparative European Politics},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={488-509}
}
This article looks at the dynamics of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the context of UK devolution and how these have been affected by the more widespread occurrence of party incongruence since 2007. As predicted by the hypotheses in the introduction to this special issue, we first show how the asymmetric design of devolution is conducive to bilateral and weakly institutionalised IGR, and how the asymmetric design of UK devolution has been perpetuated since devolution was implemented in… 

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