Devolution

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  • DEVOLUTION OVERVIEW
    • The UK was a highly centralised state for most of the 20th century.
      • Territorial ministries provided some recognition at the centre for the distinctive interests of Scotland and Wales, but between 1922 and 1972, Northern Ireland was the only part of the UK to have its own assembly.
    • Powers were transferred from Westminster to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and Northern Ireland Assembly in 1999.
      • Devolution is asymmetric: the devolved institutions have different powers and institutional arrangements
    • Devolution is an ongoing process, with additional powers transferred to the devolved bodies since 1999.
      • The 2014 referendum rejected Scottish independence but did not resolve the issue of Scotland's constitutionalstatus.

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