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The impact of devolution on social policy

Derek Birrell


With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book makes a comprehensive assessment of the impact of devolution on social policy. It provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To what extent is it valid to speak of agendas for government driven by social policy? With new governments in each country, has a fresh dynamic been given to the emergence of distinct social policies? This book uses a framework of analysis based on the nature and scope of social policies, rangi ... More

Keywords: devolution, social policy, policy making, public policy, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, UK, government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422255
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Birrell, author