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The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution

Re-centralising the British State Beyond Brexit?

By Janice Morphet

Published

1 Apr 2021

Page count

104 pages

ISBN

978-1529216202

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 Apr 2021

Page count

104 pages

ISBN

978-1529216219

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Devolution

    The COVID-19 pandemic is the first time that many of the UK population, including its national politicians, have become aware of the practical dimensions of devolution to its four nations through the delivery of support to those affected by the virus

    Part of the COVID Collection, this topical book explores how the public perception of the decentralized governments has changed during the pandemic and uses case studies to discuss the actions taken by central government to undermine the devolution settlement.

    Assessing the role of local government in supporting communities despite cuts from central government, it makes a vital contribution to the debate on the future options for the UK within the context of Brexit and what follows.

    Dr Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Planning. A Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, she has been chief executive of a local authority, head of University school of planning and landscape, a senior adviser on local government in central government and a consultant. Janice has been a trustee of the RTPI and TCPA and was a member of the planning committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A frequent speaker, she has written several books and papers on planning, governance and infrastructure.

    Devolution in the UK: the twin challenges of Brexit and COVID-19;

    The role of the devolved nations in meeting COVID-19;

    Central government and the privatised pandemic;

    Getting to the local – managing the pandemic in practice;

    COVID-19 challenges for a UK unitary state post Brexit.