Devolution and Governance

The impact of the Scottish Independence Referendum on Devolution and Governance in the United Kingdom

Dr Gerry Mooney and Dr Philip O’Sullivan (OU)  The issue of Scotland’s constitutional status is often mistakenly believed to be an issue that pertains to Scotland alone. However, with the result of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum only very recently behind us, the consequences for the other countries that make up the United Kingdom – that is England, Northern Ireland and Wales – are in many ways still very uncertain and far reaching. The implications of the referendum vote, rather than settling many policy debates, actually raises many newer questions in terms of welfare and social policy for example, areas

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