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  • Scotland's Decisionby Charlie Jeffery; Ray Perman; Sir Tom Hunter

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 4.36

    Should Scotland be an independent country? Choosing an answer to that question, as Scotland?s electors will on 18 September 2014, is a choice of huge significance. So how will we come to a decision? Many voters know more or less by instinct. Plenty of us are convinced that being independent is right and good for our country and not being independent... more...

  • The Scottish Electorateby Alice Brown; Professor David McCrone; Lindsay Paterson; Paula Surridge

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 70.00

    The book draws on original academic research to discuss the outcome of the 1997 general election in Scotland and the likely future shape of Scotland's politics. It offers the most rigorous and up-to-date assessment of Scottish electoral politics that is available, setting the 1997 Scottish result in a comparative context with the rest of Britain, and... more...

  • The Scottish Political Systemby James G. Kellas

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    First published in 1973, Professor Kellas's account of Scottish government and politics has long been recognised as the standard textbook in the field. Its scope includes a definition of the Scottish political system, and critical descriptions of Scottish administration (central and local), parliamentary activity, parties, electoral behaviour, and... more...

  • The Scottish Political System Since Devolutionby Paul Cairney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99

    This book presents a narrative of Scottish politics since devolution in 1999. It compares eight years of coalition government under Scottish Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats with four years of Scottish National Party minority government.It outlines the relative effect of each government on Scottish politics and public policy in various contexts,... more...

  • Towards a regional political class?by Klaus Stolz

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Focussing on professional politicians Klaus Stolz investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. The study deals with two different yet closely related sets of questions: Firstly, how do professional politicians pursue... more...

  • Tsunamiby Iain Macwhirter

    Cargo Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 5.99

    Following on from the critically acclaimed Disunited Kingdom: How Westminster Won A Referendum But Lost Scotland, Iain Macwhirter casts his expert eye over the SNP's victory in the 2015 General Election, which saw Scotland swept by an unprecedented wave of yellow. One of the UK's most insightful political writers, Macwhirter examines the factors behind... more...

  • Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfallby Alan Cochrane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Alan Cochrane – or ‘that ghastly man from the Telegraph?, as Alex Salmond?s wife calls him – emerged as a Unionist hero in Scotland?s recent independence battle. Using his daily newspaper column and his enviable list of Westminster and Scottish contacts, the veteran journalist mounted a personal mission to ensure the survival of the United Kingdom... more...

  • Citizenship and Involvement in European Democraciesby Jan W. Van Deth; José Ramón Montero; Anders Westholm

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This unique study presents the results of a cross-national analysis of citizenship and participation among citizens in twelve European democracies. Research on the future and quality of contemporary democracy is usually restricted to focus either on political participation, on particular aspects of citizenship, or on social activities, exclusively.... more...

  • Competency Management in the Public Sectorby S. Horton; A. Hondeghem; D. Farnham

    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...

  • Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europeby Karl Cordell

    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...