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Equality and Public Policy

Exploring the Impact of Devolution in the UK

The creation of devolved assemblies and parliaments for Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland in recent years has empowered governments in each country to promote equality of opportunity for their citizens. Equality and Public Policy explores the effects of that constitutional change in the fields of public policy and law, analyzing legal and policy approaches designed to end enduring patterns of inequality and discrimination in both countries.


364 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011

Gender Studies in Wales

Political Science: Public Policy


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Tables
Figures

1. Introduction: Equalities and Public Policy
2. Theoretical Perspectives on Promoting Equality
3. Exploring Inequality and Discrimination in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
4. Promoting Equality: A Governance Perspective
5. The Equalities ‘Infrastructure’ in the Devolved State
6. Legislating for Equality in a Quasi-Federal UK
7. Analysing the Devolved Governments’ Public Policy Approaches to the Promotion of Equality
8. Lobbying and Electoral Competition on Equality Matters in the Devolved Polity
9. Conclusion: Equalities and Public Policy

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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