Posts by Kirstein Rummery

Kirstein Rummery explains how it's curious that the political parties are not making more of an effort to reach out to the 11m disabled adults and 6m carers eligible to vote. An edited version of this article appeared on The Conversation. This week saw the launch of the UK party manifestos, as they... Read more
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Kirstein Rummery looks forward and asks will we be seeing the same faces and same policies failing to revitalise politics and democracy? This post originally appeared on Discover Society. On the 18th September 2014, 88% of Scottish voters turned out to vote in the referendum on Scottish... Read more
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Kirstein Rummery states that if we are going to see increased numbers of women in politics, radical changes are needed. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. It is nearly 100 years since the first woman was elected to the UK parliament. Constance Marckievicz, a suffragette and... Read more
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Two events to mark International Women’s Day this week have given me pause to reflect on the impact the referendum on independence has had on Scotland’s women and their participation in civic, public and political life. The first was an event co-hosted by the Centre on Constitutional Change and the... Read more
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Kirstein Rummery states that social policy in Scotland might just get a lot more interesting than anyone expected. This article first appeared on The Conversation The new powers that look set to be devolved to Scotland include major changes for disability policy. Until now, Holyrood’s involvement... Read more
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OFCOM's decision to exclude the Greens and others from the leadership debates was wrong says Kirstein Rummery; she draws on comparative research into coalition governments to suggest that their involvement could improve governance and transform politics and policy making in the UK. This article... Read more
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Professor Kirstein Rummery played host to the Smith Commission and an audience of invited guests at the University of Stirling.  They considered the question, What new powers does Scotland need to achieve a fairer society? Prof. Rummery is now keen to hear the views of the wider public on their... Read more
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Report from University of Stirling for the Smith Commission On the 18th September 2014 a record 85% of the Scottish people turned out to vote in the referendum on independence. 45% of them voted Yes: and of the 55% who voted No, over 25% wanted significant additional powers to be devolved to... Read more
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Professor Kirstein Rummery discusses the opportunity provided to Scotland when on the 9th Oct the Finance Cabinet Secretary John Swinney delivered the 2015-16 budget to the Scottish Parliament. For the first time since 1707, Scotland had the opportunity to start raising its own taxes.  A chance for... Read more
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Professor Kirstein Rummery and Professor David Bell discuss the implications of the 2014 budget presented to the Scottish Parliament by John Swinney MSP, The Cabinet Secretary for Finance on the 9th October. Click here  to watch video on BBC iPlayer. 
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