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Devolution - Scottish Answers to Scottish Questions?

Edited by Catherine Bromley, John Curtice, Kerstin Hinds, Alison Park

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Has Devolution reconnected Scots to the political process?

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Gordon Brewer
1. Introduction
The Editors
2. Westminster votes
Holyrood judgement?
Catherine Bromley and John Curtice
3. Does the Community Care?
Lisa Curtice and Alison Petch
4. Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
Ade Kearns and Alison Parkes
5. Attitudes towards Illegal Drugs
Neil McKeganey, Maria Gannon and Gordon Hay (University of Glasgow)
6. Who are we? Identity in Scotland
David McCrone, Michael Rosie and Ross Bond
7. Does Religion Matter? Do we believe in anything anymore?
Steve Bruce and Tony Glendenning
8. Does Class Still Make a Difference?
Paula Surridge
9. Disengaged individualists? Young People in Scotland
Kerstin Hinds and Alison Park
10. Conclusion
The Editors
Technical Appendix.

About the Author

Catherine Bromley is Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research, Scotland. Co-author of Public Attitudes Towards Taxation (Tha Fabian Society, 2000) and Revisiting Public Perceptions of Local Government (DETR, 2000).

John Curtice is a Professor of Politics and Director of the Social Statistics Laboratory at Strathclyde University, and Research Consultant to the Scottish Centre for Social Research. He is a regular commentator in the Scottish and British media. Publications include The Rise of New Labour, (with Heath, A. & Jowell, R.) (Oxford University Press, 2001) and New Scotland, New Politics? (with Paterson, L., Brown, A., Hinds, K., McCrone, D., Park, A., Sproston, K., & Surridge, P.) (Polygon, 2001).

Kerstin Hinds is Senior Researcher, National Centre for Social Research. Co-author of Women's Social Attitudes (Cabinet Office, 2000), Trends in Attitudes to Health Care (National Centre, 2000) and New Scotland, New Politics (Polygon at Edinburgh, 2001).

Alison Park is at the National Centre for Social Research, London. Co-author of The Rise of New Labour (Oxford University Press, 2001) and New Scotland, New Politics? (Polygon at Edinburgh, 2001).


There is a definite need for this book both to assess the state of post-devolution Scotland and to reflect and shape public attitudes and political debate. Whilst of obvious academic interest, the analyses will have a broader utility in helping to frame public policy debates in the Scottish Parliament and Executive … Given the writing and analytical skills of the various authors - let alone their academic standing - this text will have cross-over appeal and be essential reading on a number of politics/sociology courses at university level.
- Dr Peter Lynch, University of Stirling
Presents a wealth of public opinion data that relate directly to recent and ongoing executive policies.