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dc.contributor.authorMcGarvey, Neilen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCairney, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.editorMcGarvey, Neilen_UK
dc.contributor.editorCairney, Paulen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: As noted in Chapter 2 the SCC Final Report (1995), the Yes-Yes 1997 Referendum campaign and the Consultative Steering Group Report (1999) all emphasized an aspiration of a new style of democracy and politics in Scotland. ‘New politics' suggests a style of politics which is not only consensual, but also involves the participation of more individuals and groups. A central feature is the inclusion of hitherto excluded sections of society. While the most prominent example of this movement was to ensure that more women were elected to the Scottish Parliament, a broader aim was to ensure greater participation among groups held to be excluded from political participation in the past. Ethnic minorities are mentioned explicitly by the SCC, but there is also an implicit suggestion that this focus extends as broadly as possible to, for example, people with disabilities, young people, and rural populations relatively distant from the capital city.en_UK
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_UK
dc.relationMcGarvey N & Cairney P (2008) Assessing Scottish Democracy. In: McGarvey N & Cairney P (eds.) Scottish Politics: An Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-241.
dc.rightsNeil McGarvey and Paul Cairney, Scottish Politics: An Introduction, 2008, Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here:
dc.titleAssessing Scottish Democracyen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleScottish Politics: An Introductionen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
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