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The Scottish Parliament [Paperback]

Brian Taylor
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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon at Edinburgh University Press (21 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902930126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902930121
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 13.9 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,307,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Offers an analysis of the background and motivations for the most monumental political change in Scotland since the Union. The book examines the popular motivation for devolution, and traces the practical steps which led to the establishment of Scotland's new Parliament. In addition, the author provides an assessment of Scotland's political future: tackling the issue of whether devolution will content the Scots.

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A couple of quick caveats, despite the title, this book actually tells you very little about the current Scottish Parliament, and it is so densely written that miss a sentence or two and you quickly lose track.
Despite these, I would thoroughly recommend the book to anyone interested Scottish politics. It brings a deep and unbiased understanding to the story of the Scottish devolution and behind the setting up of a Scottish parliament. The more you learn about the setting up of a Scottish parliament the more remarkable it seems. It happened against all the odds simply because some very determined people insisted on treating it as inevitable.
It also brings up some fascinating constitutional issues, just what will happen if Scotland is governed by a different political party from the UK. Read this book to gain an insight into the future of Scottish politics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The birth of the Parliament 30 April 2002
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As the BBC's Scottish Political Editor, Brian Taylor has brought his immense knowledge of the Scottish political scene to the readers through this book. It is, however, already rapidly becoming dated - since publication in 1999 Donald Dewar sadly died and his successor Henry McLeish resigned, being replaced by Jack McConnell as First Minister.
As a book about the CREATION of the Scottish Parliament it remains unrivalled. It is well written, insightful, informative and objective. The opening chapter on the Scottish identity is particularly helpful. I very much hope that Brian produces an updated edition - but it may be best for him to wait until after the Scottish elections in May 2003 and until the new Holyrood building is completed. Maybe a more accurate (though more cumbersome) title would have been "The birth of the Scottish Parliament". Nevertheless, the current edition is still required reading for anyone with a serious interest in contemporary Scotland.
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