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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Introduction: A Brief History of an Ancient Institution - The Scottish Parliament
Authors: Mann, Alastair
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Keywords: Parliament
social policy
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Blacket Avenue Press
Citation: Mann A (2013) Introduction: A Brief History of an Ancient Institution - The Scottish Parliament, Scottish Parliamentary Review, 1 (1), pp. 1-50.
Abstract: The new Scottish Parliament, which came into being in 1999, was a culmination of a long tradition in parliamentary government. The legislative concerns and even the procedures show continuities between the old and the new parliaments and in sometimes surprising ways. This article reflects on the procedures, policies, politics and public engagement with the old parliament of estates and looks forward to draw parallels with the new assembly of democratically elected MSPs. The history of the old pre-1707 parliament is seen to be both a shining light and a salutary warning to the Scottish people and their representatives
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: History

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