A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

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The ambition of the Scottish Government is to create a wealthier and fairer nation. Following the devolution acts of 1998, 2012 and 2016, it has extensive powers and resources to fulfill its ambition. This interdisciplinary book asks how it can be achieved, given the range of powers available, economic constraints, institutions and public support. Looking at economic policy, taxation and welfare, it provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and constraints facing a small, devolved nation. After years of debate on what powers Scotland should have, this collection examines how they might be used.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781474416450, 9781474416443
ISBN (Print)9781474416429, 9781474416436
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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