Constitutional Policy and Territorial Politics in the UK

Volume 1: Union and Devolution 1997–2007

By Jonathan Bradbury

Published

Jan 21, 2021

Page count

364 pages

ISBN

978-1529205886

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 21, 2021

Page count

364 pages

ISBN

978-1529205909

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 21, 2021

Page count

364 pages

ISBN

978-1529214444

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 21, 2021

Page count

364 pages

ISBN

978-1529205909

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Constitutional Policy and Territorial Politics in the UK

This is the first of a major two-volume work which provides an authoritative account of devolution in the UK since the initial settlement under New Labour in 1997.

This first volume meets the need for a comprehensive, UK-wide analysis of the formative years of devolution from the years 1997 to 2007, offering a rigorous and theoretically innovative re-examination of the period that traces territorial politics from initial settlements in Scotland and Wales and the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland to early maturity. Bradbury reviews the trajectory and influencing factors of devolution and its subsequent impacts, using a novel framework to set a significant new agenda for thinking and research on devolution.

“This vital book provides an original perspective of the practical and complex details of devolution as an ‘idea’ of constitutional practice.” Arthur Aughey, Ulster University

Jonathan Bradbury is Professor of Politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University.

Introduction

Historical Contexts and Organising Perspectives

Analysing Territorial Politics and Constitutional Policy

Territorial Politics and Devolution in Scotland

Territorial Politics and Devolution in Wales

Territorial Politics and Devolution in Northern Ireland

Politics and Devolution in Scotland and Wales, 1999– 2007

Politics and Devolution in Northern Ireland, 1998– 2007

Territorial Politics, Regionalism and England

Territorial Politics, the Central State and Devolution

Conclusion