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- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
Why Scotland should be independent, what policies might be pursued by an independent Scotland, and so on. But as an academic might say, there is a gap in the literature: what about the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK?A New Union: Scotland in a Federal UK argues for a whole scale transformation of the famously uncodified British constitution.... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95
Small northern European states have been a major point of reference in the Scottish independence debate. For nationalists, they have been an 'arc of prosperity' while in the aftermath of the financial crash, unionists lampooned the 'arc of insolvency'.Both characterisations are equally misleading. Small states can do well in the global... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95
If a majority of us decide to vote YES on 18 September 2014, then that divorce from the rest of the UK is easy to do. No expensive lawyers. No cost except the travel to the polling station... No need to lift a finger. Just a cross on a ballot paper. But before you say, thats great, think on... This is a decision we will live with for the rest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00
The partisan groups in parliament form the link between mass suffrage, parties and parliaments, and are generally accepted today as necessary instruments of parliamentary business. Parliamentary party groups are central actors in most European democracies. This volume analyses the manifestations and operations of these actors across thirteen different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 59.95
A broad-ranging study that explores the complex relationship between ethnicity and democratization, focusing on specific case studies including France, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Albania and Hungary. Marrying the empirical and theoretical, the book begins by conceptualizing the nature of ethnicity and relating these ideas to different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00
A distinguished selection of contributors provide the theoretical background to the restructuring of Europe that is currently underway. It attempts to situate the ethical debates in a historical, legal and constitutional context, considering important and topical issues such as the rights to seccession and self-determination of minorities in Eastern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00
This book addresses the premise that the question of who governs Scotland has become increasingly ambiguous, thanks in part to European integration, globalisation and devolution within the UK. It argues that although the concept of multi-level governance helped illuminate regionalism with the EU, it was not an appropriate model for Scotland. This well... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 150.00
This new edition of the well established European Political Facts provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive work of reference on Europe in the twentieth century. There are sections on heads of state and ministers, elections, political parties, constitutions, wars and treaties, among many others. The end result provides an invaluable compendium for... more...
- IOS Press 2002; US$ 97.00
Designed for both practitioners and academics, this work seeks to inform the reader about the practice of competency management services in the public sector. It throws light on the origins and meanings of the concept and traces the competency movement from the 1980s in the UK and USA. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 138.00
Governing Scotland explores the origins and development of the Scottish Office in an attempt to understand Scotland's position within the UK union state in the twentieth century. Two competing views were encapsulated in debates on how Scotland should be governed in the early twentieth century: a Whitehall view that emphasised a professional bureaucracy... more...