The Devolution Gambit

Political Territorialisation as a Threat to Constitutional Order
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This book examines the increasing territorialisation of party competition and the relaxation of unitarian rule through devolution, presenting a long-term analysis of electoral developments in the United Kingdom since the end of the Second World War. 
Subsequently, the book looks into the undermining of the traditional majoritarian mode of British government as a result. It analyzes the significant role of these long-term developments and their detrimental effect on the parliament’s ability to resolve issues like the Scottish Independence Referendum or the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, and it addresses their underlying causes. The author additionally reconnects these electoral developments to the changing nature of devolution and shows how the deepening of devolution accelerates the negative electoral consequences for the British system of government. Finally, the book shows why the British Labour Party is turning more and more into a long-term minority party as a result of these developments. 
The book is a must-read for scholars, students and policy-makers, interested in a better understanding of comparative politics and devolution in general, as well as in the more specific case of the United Kingdom’s electoral system.

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ReiheSpringer Series in Electoral Politics
ISBN 9783030725259
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 21.05.2022
Umfang 183 Seiten
Genre Politikwissenschaft/Politisches System
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
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