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Road to the Scottish Parliament

«Brian Taylor is a good journalist. He is thorough. He researches until he is saturated with information and turns it into something readable ! There has been, since Scotland's election, a need to place the events of May 6 1999 in context, and what we have here is a serious attempt to do just that. Taylor prides himself as a political commentator on his objectivity, and he stays true to his aims in this informative book. Brian Taylor is a good journalist. He is thorough. He researches until he is saturated with information and turns it into something readable ! There has been, since Scotland's election, a need to place the events of May 6 1999 in context, and what we have here is a serious attempt to do just that. Taylor prides himself as a political commentator on his objectivity, and he stays true to his aims in this informative book.»

This important book provides an invaluable guide to the establishment of Scotland's Parliament. First published in 1999, this revised and updated edition follows the road to devolution - with fresh detail of the obstacles which stood in the way. Les mer

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This important book provides an invaluable guide to the establishment of Scotland's Parliament. First published in 1999, this revised and updated edition follows the road to devolution - with fresh detail of the obstacles which stood in the way. In a separate, companion book, Scotland's Parliament: The Story So Far Brian Taylor analyses how the Scottish Parliament has worked in practice. With his unique insight, gained in twenty-five years of covering Scottish politics as a journalist, Taylor offers an analysis of the background to the most monumental political change in Scotland since the Union. In this book, Taylor examines the popular motivation for devolution - and traces the practical steps which led to the establishment of Scotland's new Parliament. In addition, he provides a challenging assessment of Scotland's political future: tackling the issue of whether devolution will content the Scots. There is substantial analytical coverage of the Referendum, the Scotland Act and the establishment of the Parliament, following the elections in May 1999.
Written in an entertaining and accessible style, this book is ideal for all those requiring an insight into the underlying issues which drive Scotland's new politics.

Detaljer

Forlag
Edinburgh University Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780748617593
Utgave
2. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2002
Format
22 x 14 cm

Om forfatteren

Brian Taylor is Political Editor at BBC Scotland.

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«Brian Taylor is a good journalist. He is thorough. He researches until he is saturated with information and turns it into something readable ! There has been, since Scotland's election, a need to place the events of May 6 1999 in context, and what we have here is a serious attempt to do just that. Taylor prides himself as a political commentator on his objectivity, and he stays true to his aims in this informative book. Brian Taylor is a good journalist. He is thorough. He researches until he is saturated with information and turns it into something readable ! There has been, since Scotland's election, a need to place the events of May 6 1999 in context, and what we have here is a serious attempt to do just that. Taylor prides himself as a political commentator on his objectivity, and he stays true to his aims in this informative book.»

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