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

  • 19th February 2019

    Over the course of the UK’s preparations for withdrawing from the EU, the issue of the UK’s own internal market has emerged as an issue of concern, and one that has the potentially significant consequences for devolution. Dr Jo Hunt of Cardiff University examines the implications.

  • 12th February 2019

    CCC Fellow Professor Daniel Wincott of Cardiff University examines how Brexit processes have already reshaped territorial politics in the UK and changed its territorial constitution.

  • 7th February 2019

    The future of agriculture policy across the United Kingdom after Brexit is uncertain and risky, according to a new paper by Professor Michael Keating of the Centre on Constitutional Change. Reforms of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy over recent years have shifted the emphasis from farming to the broader concept of rural policy. As member states have gained more discretion in applying policy, the nations of the UK have also diverged, according to local conditions and preferences.

  • 4th February 2019

    In our latest report for the "Repatriation of Competences: Implications for Devolution" project, Professor Nicola McEwen and Dr Alexandra Remond examine how, in the longer term, Brexit poses significant risks for the climate and energy ambitions of the devolved nations. These include the loss of European Structural and Investment Funds targeted at climate and low carbon energy policies, from which the devolved territories have benefited disproportionately. European Investment Bank loan funding, which has financed high risk renewables projects, especially in Scotland, may also no longer be as accessible, while future access to research and innovation funding remains uncertain. The removal of the EU policy framework, which has incentivised the low carbon ambitions of the devolved nations may also result in lost opportunities.

  • 1st February 2019

    The outcome of the various Commons votes this week left certain only that the Government would either secure an amended deal and put it to a meaningful vote on Wednesday 13 February, or in the overwhelmingly likely absence of this make a further statement that day and table another amendable motion for the following day, the Groundhog Day that may lead to a ‘St Valentine’s Day Massacre’ for one side or the other. Richard Parry assesses the further two-week pause in parliamentary action on Brexit

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