Governing Scotland

The Invention of Administrative Devolution

  • James Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James Mitchell
    Pages 1-10
  3. James Mitchell
    Pages 29-49
  4. James Mitchell
    Pages 50-73
  5. James Mitchell
    Pages 92-116
  6. James Mitchell
    Pages 117-148
  7. James Mitchell
    Pages 182-206
  8. James Mitchell
    Pages 207-215
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 216-259

About this book


Governing Scotland explores the origins and development of the Scottish Office in an attempt to understand Scotland's position within the UK union state in the twentieth century. Two competing views were encapsulated in debates on how Scotland should be governed in the early twentieth century: a Whitehall view that emphasised a professional bureaucracy with power centred on London and a Scottish view that emphasised the importance of Scottish national sentiment. These views were ultimately reconciled in 'administrative devolution'.


bureaucracy culture development education health organization organizations state Union

Authors and affiliations

  • James Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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