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The Scottish Political System By James G. Kellas (University of Glasgow)

The Scottish Political System
by James G. Kellas (University of Glasgow)

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First published in 1973, Professor Kellas's account of Scottish government and politics has long been recognised as the standard textbook in the field. In a new postscript the author examines the political and constitutional developments posed by the current imbalance of forces as between Westminster and Scotland.
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The Scottish Political System by James G. Kellas (University of Glasgow)

First published in 1973, Professor Kellas's account of Scottish government and politics has long been recognised as the standard textbook in the field. Its scope includes a definition of the Scottish political system, and critical descriptions of Scottish administration (central and local), parliamentary activity, parties, electoral behaviour, and pressure groups. Scottish nationalism is given a wider interpretation than usual, covering not only the support for the Scottish National Party, but the manifestations of national feeling in Scottish life generally. The General Election of 1987 provided further evidence of the distinctive character of politics in Scotland, with the Conservative Party reduced to ten MPs, barely sufficient to fill the existing Scottish ministerial posts. In a new postscript Professor Kellas looks at the principal political developments of the period since 1983, and examines the political and constitutional implications of the current imbalance of forces as between Westminster and Scotland.

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The Scottish Political System Reviews


'Everyone concerned with the future of the United Kingdom should read this book.' The Economist
'This is a guide to the central and local institutions of government in Scotland and to political activity in that country ... a mine of information on Scottish social, economic and political affairs ... a useful and informative guide.' British Book News
"Everyone concerned with the future of the United Kingdom should read this book." The Economist
"This is a guide to the central and local institutions of government in Scotland and to political activity in that country...a mine of information on Scottish social, economic and political affairs...a useful and informative guide." British Book News

Table of Contents


List of illustrations and tables; List of abbreviations; Geo-political glossary; Preface; 1. Scotland as a political system; 2. The constitutional inheritance; 3. The Secretary of State for Scotland and the Scottish Office; 4. The public service in Scotland; 5. Parliament; 6. Political parties and electoral behaviour; 7. Nationalism; 8. Devolution; 9. Local government; 10. Organisations and interest groups; 11. Political communication and the mass media; 12. The policy-making process; 13. The Highland periphery; 14. Conclusion: Scotland in a comparative context; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR000876712
The Scottish Political System by James G. Kellas (University of Glasgow)
James G. Kellas (University of Glasgow)
Used - Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1989-01-26
312
0521368642
9780521368643
N/A
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