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 October 2018

    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

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