The Scottish Parliament at twenty / edited by Jim Johnston and James Mitchell.

Edinburgh, Scotland : Luath Press Ltd, 2019.
223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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"The Parliament has established itself as an accepted feature in Scotland's political landscape and there is little, if any, debate about its legitimacy as a representative body. At the same time, however, the goodwill towards the Parliament is likely to be tested as MSPs are faced with significant challenges over the next 20 years. This book explores some of these challenges and signposts key priorities in response"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Doing right by the Common Weal / Bernard Ponsonby -- A building which is more than a building / Gillian Baxendine -- A tale of two parliaments / Lee Bridges -- The MSP's role / Alan Convery and David Parker -- Parliament and business: an unfulfilled relationship? / Michael Crow -- People-powered politics / Fiona Duncan -- Local government and the Scottish Parliament: Parity of esteem? / Alison Evison -- Scrutiny and transparency / Caroline Gardner -- Raising taxes / Charlotte Barbour and Moira Kelly -- Twenty years of devolution: small steps towards equality, but we need big leaps / Talat Yaqoob -- Some questions on sovereignty and free speech / Charles Robert -- A new voice in the land / Jim Wallace -- The role of law / Christine O'Neill -- The Scottish economy: fiscal challenges and opportunities / Graeme Roy and David Eiser -- Principles and practices of good parliament: babyleave, institutional resistance and change / Sarah Childs -- Look, listen: this is who we are / James Robertson -- Conclusion : the Scottish Parliament in a changing world / Jim Johnston and James Mitchell.
  • 191214798X (paperback)
  • 9781912147984 (paperback)
  • 9781913025335 ((print))
  • 1913025330
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