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Launch: Michael Keating - A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland
Tue 21 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
Blackwell’s Bookshop and Edinburgh University Press are delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland - The Political Economy of Constitutional Change, edited by Michael Keating.
How can Scotland use its new and existing powers to create a brighter economic and social future?
The ambition of the Scottish Government is to create a wealthier and fairer nation. Following the devolution acts of 1998, 2012 and 2016, it has extensive powers and resources to fulfill its ambition. This interdisciplinary collection of essays asks how it can be achieved, given the range of powers available, economic constraints, institutions and public support. Looking at economic policy, taxation and welfare, A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and constraints facing a small, devolved nation. After years of debate on what powers Scotland should have, this book examines how they might be used to shape the country’s future.
Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Academician of the Social Sciences. He has published extensively on European politics, nationalism and regionalism.
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