Bettina Petersohn

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Dr
Bettina
Petersohn
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University of Edinburgh
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Bettina is a Research Fellow in the Programme "Future of the UK and Scotland", working in the project "Intergovernmental Co-ordination and Representation in the UK and the EU". Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, she was a Senior Researcher at the University of Konstanz in the project "Dynamics of group conflicts in multinational, multilevel systems" funded by the GRF Excellence Initiative – EXC 16. Her main research interests lie in territorial politics and in the politics of accommodation with a particular focus on process organisation and constitutional reform.

Project Job Role: 
Relationships beyond Scotland, Centre on Constitutional Change

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The Constitution Committee of the House of Lords is currently conducting an inquiry into the impact of devolution on the UK, what binds the constituent parts together and how the Union might be strengthened and reinforced. This briefing paper considers what lessons the UK might learn from federal co... Read more
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The term ‘federal’ has been thrown around fairly loosely since the general election but, says Bettina Petersohn, the current proposals fall along way short.      With the unprecedented success of the SNP in the General Election, promises for further constitutional change have been made to all four p... Read more
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The processes of devolution within the UK has taken place at different speeds and in response to varying demands. However, explains Bettina Petersohn, such an approach inevitably leads to asymmetric outcomes. After the Scottish Independence Referendum, attention has shifted towards England. The ques... Read more
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There is considerably more to building coalitions than simple arithmetic, explains Bettina Petersohn. Prospective prime ministers may have an eye on strategy as much as stability and they would do well to consider the impact of post-election deal making in the devolved assemblies.   There is a widel... Read more
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Latest blogs

  • 18th December 2018

    Aileen McHarg looks at last week’s decision by the Supreme Court in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill reference which demonstrates both the strength and the weakness of Holyrood as a legislature.

  • 17th December 2018

    The Supreme Court's ruling on the Scottish Continuity Bill gave both sides something but acknowledged that the vast bulk of the Bill was within Holyrood's competence at the time it was passed however, suggests Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the strong feeling that devolved interests are not taken seriously highlights underlying fractures within the Union.

  • 14th December 2018

    Disagreements about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are about more than practical considerations of where customs checks should be performed, says Michael Keating.

  • 14th December 2018

    Derek MacKay’s third budget of this parliamentary session was doomed to be overshadowed by events at Westminster.

  • 12th December 2018

    Although the N-VA has insisted it left the Belgian government to pursue ’principled opposition’ those principle are, says Coree Brown Swan, at the very least informed by a strategy that allows it to maintain policy influence from outside government while countering the electoral threat posed by a resurgent Vlaams Belang.

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