Leyland, P. (2011) ‘The multifaceted constitutional dynamics of U.K. devolution’, International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 251–73.
This question is in two parts. Each part of the question carries equal marks.
Part 1 (you should use up to 750 words for this part)
In your own words, summarise and explain the main arguments made by Leyland in the article and the reasoning he uses to support these arguments.
You may wish to use some quotes from the article, but these should be occasional, short and properly referenced to the relevant page of the article.
Part 2 (you should use up to 750 words for this part)
The article was written before the Scottish independence referendum of 2014 and subsequent changes to the devolution arrangements in Scotland and Wales.
In your own words, briefly explain the current devolution arrangements with Scotland and Wales (as set out in the module materials), including stating how they have changed since 2011. Then, based on this information, set out what you believe to be the strengths and weaknesses of Le