November 24, 2015

...AND SMALLER...:

Devolution versus democracy? A report on Assembly North (TRACEY CHEETHAM 23 November 2015, Open Democracy)

In terms of devolution, there seems to be an awareness in government of people wanting power to shift to a more local and therefore more accessible level. The problem is that at national level there seems to be a contradiction, in that devolution is promoted yet the powers are 'bestowed' and local areas should be grateful for it. Then, some national politicians argue that there are some things that devolved assemblies should not be allowed (trusted?) to decide on, such as the debate about abortion law in Scotland this week. The issue of exactly which laws and powers devolved assemblies are permitted to have by national politicians has a big impact on citizens. 

Posted by at November 24, 2015 3:22 PM

  

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