The establishment of the Scottish Parliament was marked by a wave of expectations, hopes and dreams for a better Scotland and a different kind of politics. "Tomorrow's Scotland" assesses how successful devolution has been in living up to this promise. Scotland's political parties, institutions, policy debates, political values and identities are all put under the microscope. Can Labour break with the politics of one-party dominance? What chance do the SNP have of winning office and their ultimate goal, independence? Can new forms of leadership develop which take risks and challenge the old ways? Does Scots social democracy have a distinct character and how does it differ from Blairism? "Tomorrow's Scotland" brings together a range of experts, commentators and thinkers, from across all political parties and every aspect Scottish civic life. This book is aimed at anyone interested in the future of contemporary Scotland and the UK.
Gerry Hassan is Director of Big Thinking. Chris Warhurst is Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. They have produced A Different Future: A Modernisers' Guide to Scotland (1999) and The New Scottish Politics (2000).