Devolution: A view from England

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For as long as the United Kingdom has existed, there has been a tension between the notion of a ‘unitary state’ based on the sovereignty of Parliament and the notion of a ‘federal state’ based on a partnership of willing nations. The tension is further problematised by the dominance of England, in terms of its size (population, territory, economy) and its identity. Attempts to resolve, mitigate, or avoid this tension have tended to throw up the difficult English Question: where does England fit within the UK, is it a partner nation or the core of a unitary state?
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCambridge Centre for Public Law
PublisherCambridge Centre for Public Law
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2022


  • England
  • English devolution
  • Devolution
  • English question


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