HEALTH AND THE NATION
In this issue we examine 'Health and the Nation'. Where does Scotland stand in wellness terms at home, at work, culturally, economically, politically and as a civic society? We also feature a range of broader public policy issues as usual. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at firstname.lastname@example.org. Issue 12 will be published in August 2015 and with one Referendum and one UK election down - and a Scottish Parliament election to come - that issue will examine government and governance across the UK and the implications of the outcomes for Scottish policy.
Here you will find all this issue's articles on the policy focus of Health and the Nation
Edinburgh's council leader believes double-devolution of economic policy powers and funding powers to local councils would see a complete transformation of local democracy and local economies for the better
Recent work by Ipsos MORI Scotland in Glasgow confirmed that having a job is no longer a guarantee of avoiding poverty
People need to have significant control over what services are and how they are provided to make a real impact on inequality
Dave Watson argues that while the general direction of travel of the Christie Commission as a roadmap for reform is still evident, the way has been lost in key areas
Christie made clear that demographic change and limited public funds mean we cannot continue as we are but current thinking has become ever-more short-term and cautious as the Referendum and endless elections distort the debate
Cultural and systemic factors have inhibited the prevention agenda - real incentives are needed to overcome the reactive status quo
Can trust in government be increased via the 'enabling state' - where the government's role transforms from doing things to people to doing things with them?
Does city-led devolution in England present a threat to Scotland's economic success?
Calum Macleod believes the Scottish Government's land reform proposals are progressive but relatively modest attempts to usher the relationship between Scotland's people and land into the 21st century
Paul Cairney examines the effect of the current constitutional position on energy policy in Scotland
Snippets of stories you may find of interest
OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
- Reforming Healthcare
- Housing and Wellbeing in Scotland
- Four national approaches to dementia - not just one
- Finding our green spaces
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