Genre(s): Welsh Interest
- May 2000 · 176pages · 216x138mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708314920
- ·Paperback - 9780708314838
'...offers an objective analysis of the tangled web that followed the rejection of devolution by more than four to one back in 1979.' Tribune
Part 1 Road to the Referendum: political developments in Wales including public opinion 1979-97, Denis Balsom; changes in the government of Wales 1979-1997, J. Barry Jones; development of Labour’s devolution policy, Kevin Morgan and Geoff Mungham. Part 2 The campaign: the “Yes” campaign, Leighton Andrews; the “No” campaign, Tim Williams; the campaign on the ground – reflections from around the country; post-script on the campaign, Denis Balsom and J. Barry Jones. Part 3 The media: the role of the press, London and Welsh, English and Welsh language, Kevin Williams; radio and television, London/Cardiff relations, Ioan Bellin et al. Part 4 The outcome: analyzing the results, Denis Balsom; voting patterns – preliminary findings from the CREST Referendum Study, Richard Wyn Jones et al; post referendum politics, J. Barry Jones; a critique of the Welsh Assembly, Bill Keith Patchett. Conclusions: review of the campaign and implications for the British Constitution, Denis Balsom and J. Barry Jones.