Monthly Archives: January 2016

Local Government and the May 2016 Holyrood Election

By Professor James Mitchell Summary This briefing assesses the likely role of local government in the May elections for the Scottish Parliament. There are few areas of public policy under Holyrood’s remit that do not have local government implications, but … Continue reading

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Politics is an expectations game

By Professor James Mitchell Politics is an expectations game. As Mary Matalin and James Carville noted success is ‘not measured by actual results, but preconceived expectations’. As we approach May’s Holyrood elections, the SNP is expected to extend its lead … Continue reading

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LGiU Scotland Policy Briefing – Delivering real Community Partnerships

Author James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy, Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh Summary This briefing looks at community planning partnerships (CPPs) in the context of the evolution of Scottish local government. It shows CPPs as part of the attempts … Continue reading

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