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Is devolution strengthening or weakening the UK?

Curtice, John and Seyd, Ben (2001) Is devolution strengthening or weakening the UK? In: Park, Alison and Curtice, John and Thomson, Katarina and Jarvis, Lindsey and Bromley, Catherine and Stratford, Nina, eds. British Social Attitudes, The 18th Report: Public Policy, Social Ties. British Social Attitudes Survey Series . Sage Publications, London, UK, pp. 227-244. ISBN 0-7619-7453-9. (KAR id:960)


This chapter uses primary data to explore national identity in a post-devolved Britain. The results show that devolution was not a source of contending attitudes among people in Scotland and England, but that neither was there any post-devolution increase in public demand in England for regional government. On the other hand, a sense of British identity had weakened since 1999, while Scottish/English identify had increased. Although straightforward, the analysis was the most thorough at the time of the impact of devolution on social/political attitudes in England and Scotland.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Ben Seyd
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:39 UTC
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