"A perceptive, pioneering analysis of the policy consequences flowing from devolution across the UK."
Wendy Alexander MSP
"Most Westminster based politicians and journalists are ignorant about the impact of devolution. They should read this new collection, which goes beyond the constitutional debate to look at important differences in policies and policymaking, as well as common values, attitudes and pressures across the whole UK. This has direct implications for the debate over decentralisation in England."
Peter Riddell, Chief Political Commentator of The Times and Chair of the advisory board of the ESRC research programme on devolution.
"Mark I of ippr's study of the effects of devolution
explored the development of differences both of policy and process between the 'national' administrations. Mark II pursues this theme further, but perhaps more importantly begins to anticipate the problems of an inadequate constitutional framework. In the absence of constitutional protection for minimum common standards, the influence of England's choices on the funding formula may prove to be the critical determinant of the options for the rest. The dreaded West Lothian Question is likely to be raised in
earnest.Watch out for Mark III."
James Cornford, Founder Director of ippr
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.