New Governance - New Democracy? : Post-devolution Wales, Paperback Book

New Governance - New Democracy? : Post-devolution Wales Paperback

Edited by Paul Chaney, Tom Hall, Andrew Pithouse


The creation of the National Assembly for Wales and Scottish Parliament has altered the democratic landscape of the UK.

In assuming many policy and adminstraitve responsiblities previously held by the central government, the Welsh assembly promises innovation in governance and there are high expectations that devolution will bring about significant changes in Welsh life. "New Governance - New Democracy?" questions whether these expectations are likely to be fulfiled.

Drawing on interviews with many of the people who have influenced the devolution experiment, from poltitions to ordinary citizens, this book offers interdisciplinary discussion and analysis of issues ranging from electorial turnout, participation and legitimacy to the involvement of marginalized groups in the process of government.

It also examines the developing relationship between the new Welsh legislature and the voluntary sector, the governance of economic development and the regulation and political control of public agencies in Wales.




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