Talk:Home rule

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This article should NOT be merged with devolution, at least not entirely. "Home rule" is a principle that extends beyond the specifics of UK politics. olderwiser 12:38, 26 Sep 2004 (UTC)

For example, District of Columbia home rule, which perhaps should be mentioned somewhere in this article. KCinDC (talk) 00:25, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

POV in "Further reading" section?[edit]

The inclusion of a single publication promoting a unionist stance ('Against Home Rule; the case for the Union') seems to me to be an attempt to push a specific point of view; I propose deleting it, since any attempt to select another publication to balance it is fraught with hazards. -- Timberframe (talk) 22:40, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I'll take the ensuing silence as agreement / apathy and delete the "further reading" section. -- Timberframe (talk) 17:26, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Municipal home rule[edit]

Many town/city articles link to this article, while they should instead link to Municipal home rule. -- (talk) 12:58, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Then please be bold - go ahead and change the links as you see fit, unless the article talk pages show a good reason for leaving them pointing here. -- Timberframe (talk) 17:23, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Greenland a province?[edit]

The article currently says

Greenland is a self-governing Danish province. Home rule was granted by Danish parliament in 1979.

But the article Greenland says

On 21 June 2009, Greenland assumed self-determination with responsibility for self-government of judicial affairs, policing, and natural resources

Does this mean it is no longer a "province" (if it ever was -- I don't see that word anywhere in the article Greenland)? If so, this should be updated. Duoduoduo (talk) 22:48, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

So-called "English home rule"[edit]

It is not So-called "English home rule" it is English home rule. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alanalan001 (talkcontribs) 10:35, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Topic Expansionism, aka UK-centric POV[edit]

Is this article too expansive in claiming that home rule is, in general and without qualification, "the power of a constituent part (administrative division) of a state to exercise such of the state's powers of governance within its own administrative area that have been decentralized to it by the central government"?

Simply judging by the number of translations of the article, it seems inappropriate not to limit such a definition to "English (or English-influenced) political systems." A simple Wikipedia search in French, German, Spanish and Portuguese will show that, what is commonly referred to in the UK (and India and the US) as home rule, is actually coined self government and autonomy in the rest of the world. Even if the English Wikipedia article insists that Greenland achieved "home rule" from Denmark in 1979, international versions of the Greenland article speak of autonomy and self government. In international Wikipedia versions, the notion of "home rule" is limited in scope to the UK and its former, colonial areas of influence, see the Portuguese, Italian, Dutch and German versions of the "Home rule" article, for instance.

In any event, the lack of any reference in the English version of the "Home rule" article to countless other countries and territories that actually benefit from self governance (something that is also amazingly missing in the self government and autonomy articles), which are rather listed in the List of autonomous areas by country article (where the political concept is named "autonomy"), would indicate the need to put in quite some effort in order to clean up and give consistency to how these terms are defined and their geographic reach explained throughout Wikipedia -- (talk) 12:34, 17 July 2016 (UTC)