Debate: Scotland, the United Kingdom and complex government

Duncan McTavish

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Among the range of challenges facing modern governments including international and global forces seemingly outwith the range of governmental action, wicked cross-cutting policy problems, the co-existence of nation states with non-conventional actors and agents attempting to deliver stable and effective
government, the UK illustrates well the complexities of governance and territorial
politics. It is in this context that the UK can be considered as a test bed for an exploration of complex government.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number1
Early online date29 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • complex government
  • Scottish government
  • public policy


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