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Scottish Social Democracy: Progressive Ideas for Public Policy Michael Keating

Scottish Social Democracy: Progressive Ideas for Public Policy

Michael Keating

Published April 24th 2007
ISBN : 9789052010663
Paperback
287 pages
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 About the Book 

Scotland is a country of strong progressive traditions and could be a model for a renewed social democracy. Devolution has given it a chance to show what a small self-governing nation, within a wider British and European Union, can do. Yet theMoreScotland is a country of strong progressive traditions and could be a model for a renewed social democracy. Devolution has given it a chance to show what a small self-governing nation, within a wider British and European Union, can do. Yet the authors of this volume are disappointed by the lack of policy innovation since 1999. In an effort to relaunch the debate, they offer a range of ideas for new thinking and new policies for Scotland of the twenty-first century.Whether independent or devolved, Scotland faces the same challenge: how to harness the energies of the nation and to combine economic competitiveness with social cohesion.