Offshore Island PoliticsThe Constitutional and Political Development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century

Offshore Island PoliticsThe Constitutional and Political Development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century

David Kermode

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780853237778

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Abstract

This book is a study of the constitutional and political development of the Isle of Man. It analyses three broad aspects of twentieth-century political development: constitutional progress towards self-government, elections and public policy and the changing role of the state in Manx society. One of the most important political changes the study addresses is the gradual ascendancy of the directly elected House of Keys in Manx politics. The book concludes with a look at the final two decades of the century, a period of population growth and unprecedented prosperity for the small offshore island.