Politics in Scotland is an authoritative introduction to the contemporary political landscape in Scotland and an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Scottish Politics. Written by leading experts in the field, it is coherently organised to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of a range of themes in contemporary Scottish Politics.

Key topics include:

• Government and electoral behaviour.

• Representation and political parties in Scotland.

• Public policy and Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the world.

• Scottish politics both in the run up to and after the 2014 referendum.

• The Future of Scottish government and politics.

This textbook will be essential reading for students of Scottish politics, British Politics, devolution, government and policy.

chapter |5 pages

Politics in Scotland

ByDuncan McTavish

chapter 1|18 pages

Unionism and nationalism

The historical context of Scottish politics
ByEwen A. Cameron

chapter 2|18 pages

How Scotland votes

Elections and electoral behaviour in Scotland
ByCraig McAngus

chapter 3|17 pages

Quality of Scottish democracy

ByThomas Lundberg

chapter 4|32 pages

Political parties in Scotland

ByDuncan McTavish

chapter 5|17 pages

Corks on a beach?

Finding a hard budget constraint for the Scottish Government
ByPaul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald

chapter 6|15 pages

Scottish local government

Past, present and futures
ByColin Mair

chapter 7|17 pages

Civil service and machinery of government

ByRichard Parry

chapter 8|20 pages

Social policy in a devolved Scotland

Different, fairer?
ByKirstein Rummery

chapter 9|20 pages

Gender and equality in Scotland

Mind the gap
ByGillian Fyfe, Karen Johnston

chapter 10|15 pages

Scotland and the world

ByMichael Keating

chapter 12|16 pages

The future of Scottish government and public policy

A distinctive Scottish style?
ByPaul Cairney

chapter 13|14 pages

Scotland and British constitutional reform

‘Oops, I did it again!' Blair, Cameron and the Britney Spears model of constitutional reform
ByMatt Qvortrup

chapter 14|16 pages

The media and politics in Scotland

ByDavid Hutchison

chapter |4 pages

Politics in Scotland

ByDuncan McTavish