Beyond Devolution and Decentralisation: Building Regional by Alistair Cole

By Alistair Cole

past devolution and decentralisation compares the politics, regulations and polity-building dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation within the French zone of Brittany. Empirically, the ebook attracts conclusions from in-depth fieldwork inside of areas and studies the findings of a comparative public opinion survey. Theoretically, it contributes in the direction of our figuring out of the comparative learn of areas. probably so much striking is how the case reviews typically are according to, but in addition forged mild again, to the nuanced theoretical framework on neighborhood skill confirmed on the outset.

The booklet uncovers the dynamics of devolution in Wales and decentralisation in Brittany via huge head to head interviews: over 2 hundred interviews have been performed from 2001 to 2004, a formative degree within the improvement of the devolved associations in Wales and a interval of expectation in Brittany in addition. The ebook might be of curiosity to the pro learn group and to practitioners in Britain, France and past, in addition to to scholars on comparative politics, British/Welsh politics, French politics, eu experiences and public coverage courses.

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