The governance capacities of Brexit from a Scottish perspective: the case of fisheries policy

Connolly, John, van der Zwet, Arno, Huggins, Christopher and McAngus, Craig (2020) The governance capacities of Brexit from a Scottish perspective: the case of fisheries policy. Public Policy and Administration. ISSN 0952-0767 (In Press)

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Abstract

Brexit leads to uncertainties about how policies will be ‘rescaled’ from the European Union back to the UK and its devolved governments. Interviews with key Scottish Government officials show how the UK’s withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy presents mixed challenges for the Scottish policy system to absorb policy change at analytical, administrative, political, and communicative levels. Our analysis finds that absorbable areas concern fisheries management, operations, and analysis. Yet there are capacity areas that will require greater investment at political, communicative and relational levels. This article makes an important contribution to research on the multi-level governance capacities for accommodating Brexit in UK policy-making. In doing so, our contribution applies the governance capacities literature to a new field of scholarship around Brexit studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brexit, governance, capacities, fisheries, devolution
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Suffolk Business School
Depositing User: Christopher Huggins
Date Deposited: 28 May 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 13:28
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1249

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