Constitutional Policy and Territorial Politics in the UK

Volume 1: Union and Devolution 1997–2007

This is the first part of a two-volume work which will provide an authoritative UK-wide account from the initial settlement under New Labour in 1997 to Brexit and its aftermath. This first volume offers a refreshing and rigorous analysis of the period 1997-2007, setting a new agenda for thinking on devolution.

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This is the first of a major two-volume work which provides an authoritative account of devolution in the UK since the initial settlement under New Labour in 1997.

This first volume meets the need for a comprehensive, UK-wide analysis of the formative years of devolution from the years 1997 to 2007, offering a rigorous and theoretically innovative re-examination of the period that traces territorial politics from initial settlements in Scotland and Wales and the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland to early maturity. Bradbury reviews the trajectory and influencing factors of devolution and its subsequent impacts, using a novel framework to set a significant new agenda for thinking and research on devolution.

Jonathan Bradbury is Professor of Politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at Swansea University.

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