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|Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities
|Graham H (2023) Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities. <i>Political Quarterly</i>. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.13331
|This article provides a content analysis of Nicola Sturgeon’s First Ministerial diaries in the final two years of her leadership (April 2021–March 2023). As First Minister, to whom and what did she give her time—which issues and interest groups had access? Which didn’t? Or, who and what may be missing? An audience with a national leader can be indicative of priorities and potential for influence—as can its absence. The lens of chronopolitics—the politics of time—is used here to consider twenty-four months of diaries, with 681 entries. Some key social and political issues in Scotland were kept away from the FM’s meetings and delegated to other ministers to oversee, whereas other issues appear to be signature priorities, including climate and the environment, economy and finance, culture, and health and COVID-19.
|© 2023 The Authors. The Political Quarterly published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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