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Mitchell, James 1960-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 3,002 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by James Mitchell
Devolution in the UK by James Mitchell( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and the role that England's territorial politics played in constitutional debates. Similarities and differences between how the components of the UK were governed are described. It argues that the UK should be understood now, even more than pre-devolution, as a state of distinct unions, each with its own deeply rooted past and trajectory. Using previously unpublished primary material, as well as a wealth of secondary work, the book offers a comprehensive account of the territorial constitution of the UK from the early twentieth century through to the operation of the new devolved system of government."--Jacket
Devolution in the United Kingdom by James Mitchell( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and the role that England?s territorial politics played in constitutional debates. Similarities and differences between how the components of the UK were governed are described. It argues that the UK should be understood now, even more than pre-devolution, as a state of distinct unions, each with its own deeply rooted past and trajectory. Using previously unpublished primary material, as well as a weal
The Scottish National Party : transition to power by James Mitchell( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Scottish National Party is a study of the SNP immediately after it came to power in May 2007. It is based on a survey of the entire membership and elite interviews with over 80 senior party figures. Discussion is located within the appropriate literatures and comparisons are drawn with other British parties. The image of the SNP as a youthful party, with a decentralized social movement-type organization is challenged. The party is much older and much more male than had previously been thought and appears more like other conventional parties than its past image suggested. Its increased membership in recent years holds few clues as to how to re-engage youth, as even these recent joiners are predominantly older people, often former members returning to the party. The study questions the value of the civic-ethnic dichotomy in understanding nationalism. SNP members, it argues, acknowledge different ways--civic and ethnic, with the emphasis very much on civic--of defining who is Scottish. The picture emerges of a coherent left-of-centre party that accepts the pragmatism of its leadership. While independence remains the key motivation for joining and being active, a sizeable minority see the party as a means of furthering Scottish interests. The idea of independence is examined in elite interviews and found, again, to be understood more pragmatically than many commentators have suggested."--Jacket
The Scottish question by James Mitchell( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over half a century ago, a leading commentator suggested that Scotland was very unusual in being a country which was, in some sense at least, a nation but in no sense a state. He asked whether something 'so anomalous' could continue to exist in the modern world. This book considers how Scotland has retained its sense of self, and how the country has changed against a backdrop of fundamental changes in society, economy, and the role of the state over the course of the union. The Scottish Question has been a shifting mix of linked issues and concerns including national identity; Scotland's constitutional status and structures of government; Scotland's distinctive party politics; and everyday public policy. In this volume, James Mitchell explores how these issues have interacted against a backdrop of these changes. He concludes that while the independence referendum may prove an important event, there can be no definitive answer to the Scottish Question. This book offers a fresh interpretation of what has made Scotland distinctive and how this changed over time, drawing on an array of primary and secondary sources. It challenges a number of myths, including how radical Scottish politics has been, and suggests that an oppositional political culture was one of the most distinguishing features of Scottish politics in the twentieth century. A Scottish lobby, consisting of public and private bodies, became adept in making the case for more resources from the Treasury without facing up to some of Scotland's most deep-rooted problems
Governing Scotland : the invention of administrative devolution by James Mitchell( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two competing views were encapsulated in debates on how Scotland should be governed in the early twentieth century: a Whitehall view that emphasized a professional bureaucracy with power centered on London; and a Scottish view that emphasized the importance of Scottish national sentiment. These views were ultimately reconciled in 'administrative devolution'."--Jacket
How Scotland votes : Scottish parties and elections by Lynn G Bennie( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text begins by looking at the structures of Scottish politics and recent history. There is a detailed and up-to-date description of the Scottish Office and local government in terms of the recent changes. Each of the parties is then examined, including the relations which the UK parties have to their Scottish colleagues. The main part of the book looks at the results of the "Scottish Election Survey". Ìt explains the effects of class, national identity, religion and the impact of issues like ecology which have touched the country. Ìt concludes with an analysis of the home rule question and tries to assess its importance for the politics of Scotland
Conservatives and the Union : a study of Conservative Party attitudes to Scotland by James Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and public policy in Scotland by Arthur F Midwinter( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and Public Policy in Scotland is a major new introductory textbook written by leading authorities on the subject in a clear, accessible style. It contains substantial coverage of government, policy and administration, of the impact of successive Conservative governments on Scotland and of similarities and differences with the rest of the UK
Strategies for self-government : the campaigns for a Scottish Parliament by James Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After independence by Gerry Hassan( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible, non-jargon laden book on the positive and negative possibilities of independence for Scotland
Hamilton 1967 : the by-election that transformed Scotland by James Mitchell( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish National party leaders( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeover : explaining the extraordinary rise of the SNP by Robert Johns( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, two established SNP-watchers explain how the party achieved power in Scottish politics and subsequently gaining power at Westminster. Examining the backgrounds and motivations of the party's leaders, activists, and voters, Johns and Mitchell draw a detailed portrait of the SNP today and debunk several myths along the way
The rise of the SNP : explaining the extraordinary success of the Scottish National Party by Robert Johns( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, two established SNP-watchers explain how the party achieved power in Scottish politics and subsequently gaining power at Westminster. Examining the backgrounds and motivations of the party's leaders, activists, and voters, Johns and Mitchell draw a detailed portrait of the SNP today and debunk several myths along the way
The Scottish Parliament 1999-2009 : the first decade( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish National Party (SNP) Leaders by James Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional conventions and the Scottish National Movement : origins, agendas and outcomes by James Mitchell( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Scottish than British : the 2011 Scottish Parliament election by Christopher J Carman( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the aid of the most extensive and comprehensive survey data extracted from voters during the 2011 Scottish General, this book analyses the reasons behind why the SNP not only retained their mandate from the people to govern Scotland but further succeeded in winning a resounding majority in the Scottish Parliament. In tackling this overarching question other complex issues are also explored such as whether a pre-occupation with events at Westminster confined the Scottish Elections to the realm of 'second-order' elections? What impact the financial crisis had on elected a parliament that in reality has little economic power? The volume also has a broader appeal to devolved parliamentary elections more broadly by exploring what matters to voters when they cast their ballots for their national parliament in a complex, multi-level Political system. Examining performance evaluations, party loyalties and constitutional preferences, the authors show that Scottish elections are increasingly Scottish affairs, where voters are concerned with government competence - in domestic matters and in managing relations with Westminster"--Provided by publisher
Scotland decides : the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum by Hugh Bochel( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of how Scotland's first parliament in 300 years came about. It traces the origins and history of the demand for home rule, focusing particularly on developments following the failure of the first referendum in 1979
Easterhouse, an urban crisis by Michael Keating( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How Scotland votes : Scottish parties and elections
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Devolution in the United KingdomGoverning Scotland : the invention of administrative devolutionHow Scotland votes : Scottish parties and electionsThe Scottish Parliament 1999-2009 : the first decadeScotland decides : the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum
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