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The Scottish Parliament at twenty
Jim Johnston
Luath Press
UK Publication Date

Based on the research of a small advisory group formed of key figures in the Scottish Parliament, Jim Johnston and James Mitchell use their extensive experience of Scottish politics to discuss ideas about the Parliament's future. Sir Paul Grice, Holyrood chief executive, is chairing the advisory group which includes members such as former PO George Reid, Caroline Gardner (Auditor General), Louise MacDonald (chief exec Young Scot), and Sarah Davidson (civil servant). Made up of a series of short essays, this book discusses vital issues such as public engagement, key challenges for the Parliament arising from issues such as Brexit, and what we can learn from the past. This book is truly essential read in this uncertain but exciting time for Scottish politics.

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JIM JOHNSTON has been working at the Scottish Parliament since March 1999, and is currently Clerk to the Finance Committee. He has also been clerk to a number of other committees. He was seconded to the House of Lords EU Select Committee in 2008-9. He holds a BA (Hons) in English and Politics from the University of Strathclyde and PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham. His research focused on the economic policies of post-war Labour governments. His publications include a co-authored book on post-war British politics.

JAMES MITCHELL holds a chair in Politics at Strathclyde Uni-versity and is a Member of the Hansard Society Scotland Working Group. He was an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Constitution Unit, University College, London, 2001-6. He was an adviser to the Committee of the Centre, Northern Ireland Assembly, 2001-2. He was a member of Advisory Committee on Policy Making, advising the Office of First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM), Northern Ireland Executive, late 2000-spring 2001. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Parliamentary Affairs. He is also a member of the British Study of Parliament Group.

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Scotland - Politics and government - 21st century.
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