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The Impact of Devolution in Wales

Social Democracy with a Welsh Stripe?

Policy experts reflect on the first twenty years of self-governance in Wales.
Following a 1997 referendum, the United Kingdom established the Welsh Parliament and began a process known as “devolution,” granting Wales increasing powers of self-governance over the next twenty years. This collection reflects on the course of Welsh devolution and the emergence of a so-called “Welsh stripe” in social democracy. Drawing on previously unpublished interviews with key participants in Welsh devolution, contributors analyze a range of policy areas and reveal a complex picture of political change and continuity throughout the country. The Impact of Welsh Devolution offers an essential starting point for thinking about the future of Wales in the twenty-first century.

280 pages | 1 graph | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Geography: Social and Political Geography

History: British and Irish History

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

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Table of Contents

Tables and illustrations
About the Contributors
Foreword by Prys Morgan
Preface and acknowledgements
Abbreviations and terms
Editors’ Introduction
Aled Eirug and Jane Williams
Chapter One The Sullivan Dialogues
Aled Eirug
Chapter Two Iechyd Da? Devolution and health care
Ceri J. Phillips
Chapter ThreeEducation in Wales since Devolution
David Egan
Chapter Four Economic Development in Wales: Evolution and Revolution
Gareth Davies
Chapter FiveWelsh Devolution and the Quest for Sustainable Development: Into a New Era
Terry Marsden
Chapter Six Civil Society, Equalities and Inclusion
Elin Royles and Paul Chaney
Chapter SeveThreads in Policy on Children and Young People: Rights, Welfare and Well-being
Jane Williams
Chapter Eight Towards a million speakers? Welsh language policy post-devolution
Huw Lewis and Elin Royles
Chapter NineWales and the World
Geraint Talfan-Davies

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