Equality and Public Policy

Exploring the Impact of Devolution in the UK

Paul Chaney

Equality and Public Policy

Paul Chaney

Distributed for University of Wales Press

364 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780708323267 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $35.00 ISBN: 9780708323274 Will Publish October 2019 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

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.


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

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