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Debating devolution in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England (1970-99)

Scottish Parliament chamber by Andrew Bowden


Mayo, Patricia Elton. The roots of identity: three national movements in contemporary European politics. 1974.

Mitchison, Rosalind. The roots of nationalism: studies in northern Europe. 1980.

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Wright, S. Language, democracy, and devolution in Catalonia. 1999.

Bogdanor, V. Devolution in the United Kingdom. 1999.


MacCormick, Neil. The Scottish debate: essays on Scottish nationalism. 1970.

King, David N. Financial and economic aspects of regionalism and separatism. 1973.

Tait, Alan A. The economics of devolution: a knife edge problem. 1975

Drucker, H. M.; R. A McAllister (eds.) Our changing Scottish democracy. 1976.

Grant, John P. (ed.) Independence and devolution: the legal implications for Scotland. 1976.

Dalyell, T. Devolution: the end of Britain? 1977.

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Grønneberg, Roy (ed.) Island futures: Scottish devolution and Shetland's constitutional alternative. 1978.

Mercer, John. Scotland: the devolution of power. 1978.

Keating M.; D. Bleiman. Labour and Scottish nationalism. 1979.

Bochel, John; David Denver; Allan Macartney (eds.) The Referendum experience: Scotland 1979. 1981.

Nairn, Tom. The break-up of Britain: crisis and neo-nationalism. 1981.

Gallagher, Tom. Nationalism in the nineties. 1991.

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Smith, Maurice. Paper lions: the Scottish press and national identity. 1994.

Scott, S. (ed.) Housing and anti-social behaviour: the way ahead. 1994.

Leicester, Graham. Scotland's parliament: fundamentals for a new Scotland Act. 1996.

Keating, Michael. Nations against the state: the new politics of nationalism in Quebec, Catalonia, and Scotland. 1996.

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Little, Gillian. Imagining Scotland: nationalism, the media and the Scottish devolution debate. 1997.

Scottish Office. Investing in Modernisation: An Agenda for Scotland’s Housing. Cm 4272. 1999.

Page, Alan C. A guide to the Scotland Act 1998. 1999.

Ascherson, Neal. The Yes road: a reflection on two devolution campaigns. 1999.

Scottish Executive. Report of the commission on local government at the Scottish Parliament – the Scottish Executive response. 1999.

McIntosh Commission. Moving forward: local government and the Scottish Parliament. 1999.

Taylor, B.; K. Thomson (eds.) Scotland and Wales: nations again? 1999.

Northern Ireland

Farrell, Michael. Northern Ireland: the Orange state. 1980.

Birrell, Derek; Alan Murie. Policy and government in Northern Ireland: lessons of devolution. 1980.

Great Britain. Northern Ireland Office. Northern Ireland: a framework for devolution, presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, April 1982.

O’Leary, Cornelius. Celtic nationalism. 1982.

See, Katherine O'Sullivan. First world nationalisms: class and ethnic politics in Northern Ireland and Quebec. 1986.

Great Britain. Northern Ireland Office. Belfast agreement: an agreement reached at the multi-party talks on Northern Ireland, presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by Command of Her Majesty, April 1998.

Northern Ireland Act 1998. 1988.

The North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) was established to develop consultation, cooperation and action within the island of Ireland under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, 1998.

The British-Irish Council was established as part of the multi-party agreement reached in Belfast on 10 April 1998.  Its membership comprises representatives from the Irish Government; UK Government; Scottish Government; Northern Ireland Executive; Welsh Government; Isle of Man Government; Government of Jersey and Government of Guernsey.

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Committee on the Administration of Justice (Northern Ireland). Agreement and a new beginning to policing in Northern Ireland: conference report including human rights benchmarks for policing change. 1999.


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Great Britain. Privy Council. Devolution: The English dimension. A consultative document. 1976.

Evans, Neil (ed.) National identity in the British Isles. 1989.

Samuel, Raphael. Patriotism: the making and unmaking of British national identity: Vol. 1, History and politics; Vol. 2, Minorities and outsiders; Vol. 3, National fictions. 1989.

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Great Britain. Regional Development Agencies Act 1998. 1998.