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The Smith Commission must choose between a Union basedon either separation or sharing

Bell, Christine (2014) The Smith Commission must choose between a Union basedon either separation or sharing. Democratic Audit Blog (21 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Smith Commission is the body tasked with making recommendations on the future status of Scotland within the UK. Christine Bell argues that there is a critical choice for the Commission (and any subsequent political negotiations over devolution in Scotland and beyond). One the one hand there is the option to pursue a Union based on a rationale of separation, where ‘sharing’ of power across the UK at Westminster will require to be justified on an on-going basis in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy. The alternative option is a Union based on a rationale of sharing, which views the Union as existing because it encapsulates and can protect a set of common baseline values to which constituent parts of the Union subscribe to and have a stake in. Credit: Andrew

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 14:52
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63430

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