The Scottish Parliament and the"Westminster Model": A Decade of Law-Making at the Scottish Parliament (1999-2009)

RIEV. Cuadernos, 6. The Making of Parliaments: 19th and 20th Century, Europe and America

McGrath, Peter

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Donostia-San Sebastián

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Yet the current Scottish Parliament is a child of Westminster (it was the UK Parliament that of course agreed the Act creating it) and of its time. There are tensions between the role envisaged for the Parliament and the political culture that shaped it and continues to do so in the dynamic process of devolution. This short paper will consider whether the Scottish Parliament indeed embodies a "new politics" or whether it followsa "Westminster model" of Parliamentary governance more closely than might have been anticipated.
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