The `Celtic Lion' and social policy: Some thoughts on the SNP and social welfare

Gerry Mooney, Gill Scott, Gareth Mulvey

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Abstract

In May 2007 the Scottish National Party emerged as the largest single party in the Scottish Parliament and with contingent support from the Greens it now forms a minority Scottish government. This paper considers the ways in which social policy making is being approached by the SNP and the extent to which this represents divergence from the policies of the previous New Labour—Liberal Democrat administration. The paper argues that while the SNP has no tradition of policy making in the field of social welfare there are already some signs emerging of the direction it is likely to follow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-394
Number of pages17
JournalCritical Social Policy
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • devolution
  • neo-liberalism
  • nationalism
  • social policy

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