Nation building : implementing devolution in the United Kingdom— the Welsh experience

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dc.contributor.author Osmond, John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-20T14:12:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-20T14:12:30Z
dc.date.copyright The author, 2002 en
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.issn 1649-0304
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2200
dc.description Paper presented to the IBIS conference, Renovation or revolution? new territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom, University College Dublin, 3 April 2002. en
dc.description.abstract The Welsh experience of devolution can best be summarised by contrasting it with the Scottish. Where Scotland had an established array of civic institutions, the National Assembly of Wales found itself in the position of having to construct an institutional reality. The Assembly faced a number of constraints: its powers were limited to those previously held by the Secretary of State for Wales, and it was established as a corporate body. However, it soon became clear that the view of the Assembly as a continuation from previous administrations was unsustainable. This paper discusses the role of a number of key characters and agencies in redefining the nature of the National Assembly. In addition to the development of a strong central authority the author tracks the related emergence of a new civic culture in Wales. The paper concludes by examining the broader impact of the Welsh experience of devolution on territorial politics within the British Isles, and Welsh engagement with a network of European regions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBIS Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 23 en
dc.subject Wales en
dc.subject Welsh en
dc.subject Devolution en
dc.subject Scotland en
dc.subject.lcsh Wales--Politics and government en
dc.subject.lcsh Scotland--Politics and government en
dc.subject.lcsh Decentralization in government en
dc.subject.lcsh Wales. National Assembly en
dc.title Nation building : implementing devolution in the United Kingdom— the Welsh experience en
dc.type Working Paper en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2002/23_osm.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Osmond|John|aut| en
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