Territory and politics in Ireland and Great Britain after devolution ; Implications of devolutions for England

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Title: Territory and politics in Ireland and Great Britain after devolution ; Implications of devolutions for England
Authors: Aughey, Arthur
Partridge, Simon
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2212
Date: 2002
Abstract: Territory and politics in Ireland and Great Britain after devolution- This paper focuses primarily on the experience of devolution in the United Kingdom. Reflecting on a number of theories that have been posited as explanations of the current realty of British territorial politics, the author draws on Schopenhauer’s fable of the porcupines in order to reconcile the twin characteristics of renovation and revolution. The paper points to the political need to achieve a sense of cohesion, in order to secure the existence of a British identity in the face of challenges such as nationalism and the European Union. The paper concludes with the paradox of the Northern Irish situation in the broader context of British-Irish relations.
Implications of devolutions for England- This paper outlines devolutionary moves within England and Cornwall, and the implications of the government white paper. The eight regional development agencies with their associated regional chambers are briefly described, as is the weak challenge so far posed by elected mayors. The presentation suggests that such a quasi-federal England could fit well into a broadened British-Irish Council.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Series/Report no.: IBIS Working Papers; 25
Copyright (published version): The authors, 2002
Keywords: DevolutionTerritorial politicsUnited Kingdom
Subject LCSH: Decentralization in government--Great Britain
Great Britain--Politics and government
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/ibis/filestore/wp2002/25_aasp2.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Papers presented to the IBIS conference “Renovation or Revolution? New territorial politics in Ireland and the United Kingdom”, University College, Dublin, 3 April 2002.
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