The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009: The First Decade (May 2009)
12 May 2009 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first inaugural sessions of the Scottish Parliament. Rarely can such high expectations have been invested in a political institution. The Parliament was to become the fulcrum of a 'new politics'. Expectations were high. As the parliament moves into its second decade, now is the perfect time to reflect on its role in the Scottish and wider UK political process. This publication from the Hansard Society looks at:
- What has been learned?
- What have been the challenges and its achievements?
- Has it matured unto the effective legislative body that so many hoped for?
This edited collection of essays from distinguished commentators, academics and parliamentarians discuss some of the key issues in the development of the Scottish parliament over the past decade.
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