Living in Scotland
Social and Economic Change Since 1980
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Living in Scotland by Lindsay Paterson
Book DescriptionShortlisted for the Saltire Society/NLS Scottish Research Book of the Year Award, 2005 Living in Scotland gives an account of the key social changes in Scottish society, describing how it has been transformed over the last two to three decades. Drawing on a uniquely wide range of data from government statistics, social surveys and over-time data sources, the book tells the story of society in Scotland during the approach and arrival of the new century. The authors analyse the large-scale changes which have profoundly altered Scottish society affecting the country's demography, patterns of work and employment, the distributions of income, wealth and poverty, social class and social mobility, educational opportunities, and patterns of consumption and lifestyle. While Scotland shares many of these social trends with similar western societies, its reaction to them is shaped by its own history and culture. The authors argue that Scotland is now a more affluent, comfortable and pleasant place to live in than just two or three decades ago, but that it remains seriously divided and stratified. A significant minority of its people remain disadvantaged and relatively deprived.This represents the major political and cultural challenge for the new Scotland. Living in Scotland is written by three of the country's foremost sociologists. Together, they build a picture of a changing Scotland at the beginning of the 21st century. Key Features: * A cd-rom of all the key tables is provided with the book * Written by three of Scotland's foremost sociologists * Builds a picture of the changing society of Scotland over the second half of the twentieth century * Uses a uniquely wide range of statistical data sources which are set in context and explained in non-technical ways
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748617852
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lindsay Paterson
Scottish Referendum 2014, Paperback (November 2015)
The Scottish Referendum 2014 is an analysis of why the Scottish independence referendum happened, how and why Scotland ultimately voted 'No', and public attitudes towards the steps that should now be taken following the No vote.
Democratic Intellect, Paperback (June 2013)
This is an Edinburgh Classic edition of George Davie's revolutionary account of the history of the movements which set Scotland apart from its neighbours, and of the great personalities involved. First published in 1961, it has proved seminal in restoring to Scotland a sense of the value of its cultural identity.
New Scotland, New Politics?, Paperback (March 2001)
An analysis of Scotland's first parliamentary election in May 1999, which also looks to the future of Scottish politics, Scottish social attitudes and Scotland's relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Principles of Research Design in the Social Sciences, Hardback (January 2000)» View all books by Lindsay Paterson
A stimulating book for social scientists considering the issues involved when deciding upon their research design.
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Author Biography - Lindsay Paterson
Lindsay Paterson is Professor of Educational Policy at the University of Edinburgh. His books include The Scottish Electorate, >A Diverse Assembly, The Autonomy of Modern Scotland and Politics and Society in Scotland. Frank Bechhofer is University Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Social Research, University of Edinburgh. In 1986 he founded the Research Centre for Social Sciences and was its Director until 1997. David McCrone is a Professor of Sociology, and co-director of the University of Edinburgh's Institute of Governance. Publications include Has Devolution Delivered? (ed with Bromley, C., Curtice, J. and Park, A.) (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) and Living in Scotland: social and economic change since 1980 (with L. Paterson and F. Bechhofer) (Edinburgh University Press, 2004).
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