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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Margaret Curran, former Labour MSP, MP and Scottish Government Minister Where were you when David Dimbleby read out the result of the exit poll? It was the biggest thrill many in Scottish Labour have had in some time. While the Tories... Read more
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Following the election result some pundits have suggested that English votes for English laws might be an obstacle to the government, given its reliance on support from non-English MPs, whilst others have suggested the procedures might provide the government with an enhanced English majority. In... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >>Sarah Childs is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol.  She tweets @profsarahchilds / Meryl Kenny is Lecturer in Gender and Politics at the University of Edinburgh.  She tweets @merylkenny / Jessica Smith is a PhD... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> This is the third blog in the series ‘What next for…’ following the UK General Election 2017. Marco Biagi was SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, 2011-16 and served as Minister for Local Government and Communities, 2014-16. He is currently... Read more
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Guest blog by Dr. Alistair Clark, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Newcastle University. Amid all the spin and recriminations about the results of the Scottish local elections, one story has barely been touched upon. This is that despite all the pessimism about participation, turnout for the council... Read more
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The Centre's Asscoaite Director, Prof Nicola McEwen, has received an award recognising excellence in public engagement.    CCC Associate Director, Professor Nicola McEwen, has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) prestigious Public Understanding of Politics Award.    The award was... Read more
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On 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society, and the general public to an unprecedented degree, leading to an 85 per cent turnout in the... Read more
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This extended article was originally posted on European Futures. In the event of independence, how might Scotland pursue EU membership? Kirsty Hughes and Tobias Lock explore the principal options, arguing that ensuring Scotland’s continuity with EU laws and policy would ultimately be more important... Read more
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This is the second in a series of reports by researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the 2016-17 Fiscal Framework Negotiations for Wales. A previous report outlined options for adjusting the Welsh block grant after tax devolution,... Read more
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The UK Government and the Welsh Government are currently discussing the future of a ‘funding floor’ for Wales, designed to protect the relative level of government spending per head in Wales. A new report by researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Institute for Fiscal... Read more
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