|Module Title||POST-DEVOLUTION POLITICS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM|
|Co-ordinator||Miss Rebecca Jones|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x 2 hours per week|
|Assessment||Essay||1 x 3,000 words||50%|
The module will begin with an evaluation of each of the different constitutional settlements in the constituent parts of the UK, before moving on to critically analyse contemporary inter-governmental relations with the UK. The module will then approach some of the key theoretical questions raised by this radical overhaul of the British constitution, before finally moving on to discuss reactions and attitudes towards devolution and constitutional change, as well as posing questions for the future of the politics of devolution in the United Kingdom and beyond.
- develop a critical understanding of the new constitutional arrangements in the constituent parts of the UK, and analyse and evaluate the relationship between them.
- provide a detailed and comparative account of the impact of devolution on the constitution and politics of the United Kingdom
- critically evaluate the broader theoretical concepts inherent in the debate, including: sovereignty, federalism, Europe, independence, self-government and national identity.