After the Referendum Inter-governmental relations in the UK in the event of a NO vote. Dr Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh Associate Director ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change. Defining IGR.
After the ReferendumInter-governmental relations in the UK in the event of a NO vote
Dr Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh
ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change
‘the working connections that tie central governments to those constituent units that enjoy measures of independent and interdependent political power, governmental control and decision-making’ (Agranoff, 2004: 26)
of constitutional competences
to resolving them
“No formal machinery for inter-governmental relations will ever prevent disagreements: disagreement is the very stuff of politics. Nevertheless, in our view, the mechanisms for inter-governmental relations need to be further developed at all levels. We welcome further thoughts from interested groups and stakeholders on this issue and on how the necessary improvements might be achieved.”
Depends on result:
strong YES vote > enhanced influence
weak YES vote > lost leverage
Depends on campaign conduct
lasting impact on trust and inter-personal relationships?
Depends on response:
Prevalence of goodwill and mutual respect?
Scotland off radar?
Effects of continued austerity