Emily St Denny

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    What does it mean for public policy to be ‘Made in Wales’?

What does it mean for public policy to be ‘Made in Wales’?

Devolution was intended to allow the different home nations to develop their own approaches to addressing the needs and issues of their communities. But what does it mean for policies to be ‘made in Wales’, and has Wales been successful in devising such distinct policies? Emily St.Denny explains.

From the offset, the case for devolution in the UK featured strong calls […]

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    The prevention agenda in Scotland is a worthy initiative, but the tensions inherent in its execution may yet undermine it

The prevention agenda in Scotland is a worthy initiative, but the tensions inherent in its execution may yet undermine it

The Scottish government is taking preventative spending seriously and is giving localities the resources and power to design and implement prevention programmes. Emily St Denny writes that this initiative recasts local autonomy as the capacity to express local strengths and identity, and to develop responses to local needs. However, the disparity across locales, compounded by the vagueness ‘prevention’, may yet undermine the […]