Disunited Kingdom: How Westminster Won A Referendum But Lost by Iain Macwhirter

By Iain Macwhirter

Following on from the hugely acclaimed street To referendum, this can be the tale of the referendum and the adventure past, from one of many UK's so much insightful political writers. at the 18th September Scotland voted to stick within the Union. during this provocative new e-book, Iain Macwhirter argues that the united kingdom just isn't a similar back. Disunited Kingdom explores Scotland's political and cultural panorama within the rapid increase to, and aftermath of, the referendum. Combining specialist and private perception, Macwhirter deftly examines the way forward for Scotland, the united kingdom, and the iconic ardour for independence.

Baird wrote:

This includes a few tiresome remark on how tremendous the democratic means of the referendum used to be, how biased the media used to be, et cetera. yet there are a few very insightful sections on smooth perspectives of nationalism and Scottish politics. I'm keen on this writer; he's benign and readable.

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Based on qualitative case studies and historical industry data, the authors show the role of micropolitics in influencing local investment decisions. The authors demonstrate that German sites draw on local resources such as HRM, organizational and technical capacities as well as cooperative relations with important clients, suppliers and partners in micro-political processes and negotiations with the HQ to attract local investment and to develop local resources. In short, local interests and identities are crucial to understanding both investment decisions and political resource mobilization activities.

G. Geppert at al. 2003; Whitley 2001). g. between home country of the MNC and host country of subsidiaries, but in terms of societal distinctiveness of national institutional regimes, which Whitley calls national business systems. g. forms of ownership control, skill development and involvement of lower-level managers and employees in decisionmaking) influence capability building and authority sharing within firms, including the MNC (Whitley 1999). Jackson and Deeg (2008) argue that European institutionalists have “developed a theory of comparative institutional advantage in which different institutional arrangements have distinct strengths and weaknesses for different kinds of economic activity” (Jackson and Deeg 2008:€541).

Chapters of Williams and Geppert and of Sorge and Rothe in this volume). g. food retailing (Wortmann 2004) and fast food (Royle 2002), local actors have fewer opportunities to resist. This brings us to the third distinct characteristic of contestation that we would like to highlight€– the crucial role of social actors in micro-political games played within MNCs. g. Becker-Ritterspach and Dörrenbächer 2009; Dörrenbächer and Geppert 2007) has suggested that political contestation can be studied in the various micro-political games found in MNCs.

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