The Government of Scotland, Second Edition: The Government Of Scotland: Public Policy Making After Devolution
- Publish Date: 2010-03-17
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Michael Keating
This book offers a comprehensive account of the policy process in contemporary Scotland. It identifies the key actors and institutions, patterns of policymaking, and the extent of convergence and divergence in comparison with England and other devolved territories.
Case studies of policymaking in urban and rural policy, education, social inclusion, and economic development allow the reader to see policymaking in practice. There is an analysis of financial planning and decision making, and an examination of Scotland's role in U.K. and European policy networks. Comparisons are made with other devolved governments in Europe and beyond.
The book is based on extensive research, including interviews with leaders of interest groups, politicians and officials across the Scottish Executive and in the Scottish Parliament, an analysis of spending patterns, an examination of the legislative output, and case studies of policymaking.