1300 36 33 32

This book is unique in analysing the new Scottish Parliament from a systematically comparative perspective. Its basic premise is that since devolution in 1999 Scotland can be considered a Scandinavian-style democracy with several features of a Scandinavian-style parliament. The basic research question, therefore, is: 'Has the Scottish Parliament in its first four-year term manifested a Scandinavian-style politics in the sense that there has been a high incidence of inter-party negotiation within Parliament?' The architects of the Scottish Parliament saw the committees as the motor of a 'new politics' and gave them extensive powers. Outside Austria, only the Swedish and Icelandic committees have comparable powers. Accordingly, the study sets out to describe and analyse the workings of the committees in the Scottish, Swedish and Icelandic Parliaments. The concluding chapter also discusses the operation of the Danish, Finnish and Norwegian committees.

Buy Scottish Parliament book by David Arter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780714655673
ISBN-10: 0714655678
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Scottish Parliament book by David Arter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author David Arter

Scandinavian Politics Today by David Arter

Scandinavian Politics Today

Paperback, December 2015
Scottish Parliament by David Arter

The Scottish Parliament

Paperback, September 2013
Comparing and Classifying Legislatures by David Arter

Comparing and Classifying Legislatures

Paperback, October 2009
Democracy in Scandinavia by David Arter

Democracy in Scandinavia

Paperback, July 2006