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The impact of devolution on social policy$
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Derek Birrell

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422255

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.001.0001

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The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure

The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure

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(p.7) Two The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure
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The impact of devolution on social policy
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Derek Birrell

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422255.003.0002

This chapter begins with a comparison of the scope of developed powers over social policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It then explores the role and importance of social policy in each country in addition to comments on the administrative and financial resources and capacity of each country to formulate and deliver social policies.

Keywords:   social policy, developed policy, governance, expenditure, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, financial resources

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