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(p. 194) 7. A Coalition Government in Westminster 

(p. 194) 7. A Coalition Government in Westminster
(p. 194) 7. A Coalition Government in Westminster

Richard Rawlings

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date: 23 August 2019

Constitutional change under the first UK Coalition government for many years has exhibited a full range of characteristics: from skilful adaptation of governing arrangements in a famously flexible constitution to ill-conceived reforms inside Whitehall, and on to panic in the face of a remarkable exercise in popular sovereignty. The chapter elaborates on this by examining three main aspects: the constitutional footprint produced by the very fact of the Cameron–Clegg administration; the constitutional position of the Civil Service and the relations of ministers with agencies and officials; and the territorial distribution of executive power in the UK especially in the light of the Scottish independence referendum. With an eye to a looser Union (state), the chapter highlights the demand to rework traditional—centralized—conceptualizations of the ‘executive’.

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