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What is Scottish Policy Now?

Issue 9: April 2014

WHAT WILL BE SCOTLAND'S ECONOMIC USP OVER THE YEARS TO 2050?

In this issue's policy focus we ask 'What will be Scotland's economic USP over the years to 2050?' There is also the usual range of broader public policy topics. Issue 10 in September will address that month's biggest question. With the Referendum decision fast approaching we invite examination of the possible futures ahead in areas of public policy and private enterprise from both perspectives. Yes or No: however we vote what are the likely differences for public policies that matter to people living in Scotland? We will also feature a range of broader public policy issues. 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 scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

WHAT WILL BE SCOTLAND'S ECONOMIC USP OVER THE YEARS TO 2050?

Here you will find all this issue's articles on the policy focus of 'What will be Scotland's economic USP over the years to 2050?'

Health for All - not yet?

Health inequalities in Scotland can be clearly evidenced. So can what works in addressing the problem. Clare Beeston says a comprehensive preventative approach that goes well beyond the NHS is needed to tackle the social inequalities which feed health inequalities

In My View

John Morrison is former Chief Political Correspondent of BBC Scotland. As a Scottish Policy Now regular columnist he gives an insight into what is unfolding in policy terms beyond the politics and rhetoric of the day. In this issue he reflects on Scottish business opportunity

Top of the agenda - the spaces we live in

Our health as a nation is improving but health inequalities are increasing in relative terms and we are rapidly falling behind the rest of Europe in life expectancy. There is an opportunity to reverse recent trends and good quality local environments have a key role to play in this.

Digital Participation - for all of us

The internet has changed the world and opened up new ways to participate. Together we can help everyone in Scotland to benefit from it says Chris Yiu

Developing Scotland's Cities

Dave Anderson explains why our cities have no option but to be smarter if they want to be successful and resilient in the face of the economic, social and environmental challenges ahead

Why the community sector needed to find its voice

As citizens consider choices in the referendum debate, it is a small step to also think how they should relate to their community and what kind of relationship they have with local government. That may mean a more animated and engaged community sector than we have at present

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