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New Scotland, New Society?: Are Social and Political Ties Fragmenting? John Curtice

New Scotland, New Society?: Are Social and Political Ties Fragmenting?

John Curtice

Published December 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781902930350
Paperback
234 pages
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New Scotland, New Society asks a series of vital questions regarding the attitudes and behaviour of the Scots. Are the ties that bind people to each other and to the democratic system fragmenting? Do people no longer trust each other? How do peopleMoreNew Scotland, New Society asks a series of vital questions regarding the attitudes and behaviour of the Scots. Are the ties that bind people to each other and to the democratic system fragmenting? Do people no longer trust each other? How do people relate to each other in terms of social trust? How do they relate to social institutions such as the family and systems of morality? Is constitutional reform restoring that trust? Drawing on the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey and its predecessors, the overall aim of the book is to provide an independent account of public opinion in post-devolution Scotland.Chapters will cover a range of contemporary debates. Attitudes to key issues such as co-habitation, teenage pregnancy, religion, sexuality, abortion, and racial prejudice will be explored. The capacity of Scotlands new political institutions to restore trust will be questioned, and the links between the trust which people have in each other and the trust they have in their institutions will be te