By Mahmoud Ezzamel, Noel Hyndman, Åge Johnsen, Irvine Lapsley

ISBN-10: 0203926633

ISBN-13: 9780203926635

ISBN-10: 0415425905

ISBN-13: 9780415425902

This booklet appears on the effectiveness of the 1999 restructuring of the united kingdom during the institution of the Scottish Parliament and the Assemblies for Northern eire and Wales, contemplating the method of devolution and its outcomes at the key mechanisms of accounting and democratic responsibility. the various chapters during this ebook study even if devolution is improving democratic responsibility, or making a fragmentary country with clash and tensions among the Westminster govt and the devolved our bodies. the point of interest is at the monetary mechanisms for democratic responsibility either within the united kingdom and in foreign comparator nations (New Zealand, Norway, and the US). This ebook examines the turbulent development of relationships among important and devolved govt and explores even if the current preparations for devolution within the united kingdom symbolize an finish video game, or whether or not they could be basically a stepping stone to a extra totally fledged federal nation. it really is argued that the most thrust of the various monetary reforms within the united kingdom has confounded, obfuscated, and complex the will for democratic responsibility.

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3% – 59% 1997 Source: Data compiled from Bogdanor, 2001. In the following sections the development of the devolution process in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and its characteristics will be analysed. Devolution in Northern Ireland The Home Rule experience Between 1921 and 1972 Northern Ireland experienced a form of devolution, as the six counties of Ulster which remained within the UK had Home Rule. This form of devolution, however, cannot be compared easily with the current form for two main reasons.

During the 1990s, an organised campaign for devolution emerged, but there was not official support from the political parties, and the campaigners did not have a strong public image or significant financial resources. The Campaign for a Welsh Assembly was established in 1987, advocating the economic benefits of a potential assembly. Its work continued in the 1990s. In 1993 it changed its name to The Parliament for Wales Campaign, trying to establish a convention similar to the one established in Scotland at that time, bringing together members of the different political parties in favour of a directly elected assembly.

However, the Bill proposed an asymmetric form of devolution for Wales. While in Scotland the devolved assembly was to be given some executive powers over devolved Scottish Office responsibilities, in Wales the Bill established only local-government style committees. However, there was little support for devolution with only one in four voting in favour in the referendum (O’Neill, 2000: 73; McAllister, 1999: 636). During the 1980s the debate on home rule echoed that in Scotland, concessions towards the recognition of a Welsh identity were made through the creation of the Welsh Language Board, and the Welsh Development Agency.

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