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  • The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880, 2015-02-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2015. The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. Journal of poverty and social justice [online], 23(1), pages 17-28. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880
    The United Kingdom is a unitary state, and social security benefits are some of the most centralised services in it. The powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to benefits have been heavily restricted, to the point ...
  • Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006, 2016-10-31)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2016. Energy transitions, sub-national government and regime flexibility: how has devolution in the United Kingdom affected renewable energy development? Energy research and social science [online], Articles in Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.006
    Amidst growing analytical interest in the spatial dimensions of sustainable energy transitions, relatively little attention has been given to the role of sub-national government, or the ways in which dominant socio-technical ...
  • The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system". 

    Halpin, Darren; Baxter, Graeme (ESRC http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467, 2009-05-01)
    HALPIN, D. and BAXTER, G. 2009. The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the "group system". Full research report, ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1932. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-000-22-1932/outputs/read/c7b5a0de-fbd8-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467
    What organized interests are mobilized in influencing public policy? What does the map of organised interests - the 'group system' - look like? This has been a central concern in political science for decades. The reason ...
  • Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. 

    Strachan, Peter; Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Toke, David (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1576, 2015-03-13)
    STRACHAN, P.A., COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F. and TOKE, D. 2015. Promoting community renewable energy in a corporate energy world. Sustainable development [online], 23(2), pages 96-109. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.1576
    Small-scale, decentralized and community-owned renewable energy is widely acknowledged to be a desirable feature of low carbon futures, but faces a range of challenges in the context of conventional, centralized energy ...
  • Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. 

    Cowell, Richard; Ellis, Geraint; Sherry-Brennan, Fionnguala; Strachan, Peter; Toke, David (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2015.1008437, 2015-02-17)
    COWELL, R., ELLIS, G., SHERRY-BRENNAN, F., STRACHAN, P.A. and TOKE, D. 2015. Rescaling the governance of renewable energy: lessons from the UK devolution experience. Journal of environmental policy and planning [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org./10.1080/1523908X.2015.1008437
    Efforts to rescale governance arrangements to foster sustainable development are rarely simple in their consequences, an out-turn examined in this paper through an analysis of how the governance of renewable energy in the ...
  • Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people. 

    MacLeod, Iain (The Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2009-12)
    The Scottish Parliament which (re)convened in 1999 was designed to engender a new style of political practice. This ‘new politics’ was intended to address perceived failures within the ‘Westminster approach’ to policy‐making ...