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Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years

Sutherland EE, Goodall K, Little G & Davidson F (eds.) (2011) Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years. Edinburgh Studies in Law. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

This book offers a wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters. Thereafter, sixteen themed chapters, each dedicated to a discrete area of the law and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide critical evaluation of the Scottish Parliament's contribution, highlighting what it has achieved, what it has failed to do and what might be done in the future. This book provides a scholarly evaluation of a number of legislative achievements of Scotland's devolved parliament in its first decade.

Scottish law; devolution settlement; legislative achievements; Scottish Parliament; Scotland

EditorsProfessor Gavin McLeod Little, Professor Elaine Sutherland
Title of seriesEdinburgh Studies in Law
Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
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Place of publicationEdinburgh
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