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Title: Devolution as process: institutional structures, state personnel and transport policy in the United Kingdom
Author(s): Mackinnon, Danny
Shaw, Jon
Docherty, Iain
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Keywords: decentralization
political power
power relations
transportation policy
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Date Deposited: 13-Mar-2019
Citation: Mackinnon D, Shaw J & Docherty I (2010) Devolution as process: institutional structures, state personnel and transport policy in the United Kingdom. Space and Polity, 14 (3), pp. 271-287.
Abstract: Devolution has been described as a key 'global trend' over recent decades as governments have decentralised power and responsibilities to subordinate regional institutions. UK devolution is characterised by its asymmetrical nature with different territories granted different institutional arrangements and powers. This paper seeks to examine the role of state personnel in mobilizing the new institutional machinery and managing the process of devolution, focusing on transport policy. The research presented shows a clear contrast between London and Northern Ireland, on the one hand, and Scotland and Wales, on the other, in terms of the effectiveness of political leaders in creating clear policy priorities and momentum in transport
DOI Link: 10.1080/13562576.2010.532965
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