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Full details on The University of Edinburgh jobs website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs Ref. 042431 You will lead the communications and policy engagement activities of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC), developing and implementing a strategy to ensure maximum impact and uptake o... Read more
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The European University Institute (EUI) and the School of Law at the University of Portsmouth are organising a 2-day international conference to explore the function and nature of economic constitutionalism within broader constitutional processes in the European and global legal orders.  The confere... Read more
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The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has major consequences for the transport, logistics and supply chain sector. This statement draws attention to the principal issues relating to the movement of goods which have been identified to date by the Chartered Institute of Logist... Read more
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Amidst the current, noisy, political debate about ‘bonanzas’ and ‘power grabs’ there is some measure of consensus between the UK and Scottish Governments as regards the need for (and value of) UK-wide ‘common frameworks’ post-Brexit, especially in relation to the functioning of markets within the UK... Read more
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Working under the direction of Professor Nicola McEwen, you will be part of the project team undertaking the programme of research and knowledge exchange activities funded under the ESRC Brexit Priority Grant: The repatriation of competences: implications for devolution. This part time, fixed term p... Read more
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How can Scotland use its new and existing powers to create a brighter economic and social future? The ambition of the Scottish Government is to create a wealthier and fairer nation. Following the devolution acts of 1998, 2012 and 2016, it has extensive powers and resources to fulfill its ambition.... 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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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Margaret Smith, former Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh West. Much was expected of the Lib Dems going into this year’s elections. In Scotland, Willie Rennie confidently told his party’s Spring Conference that they spoke for the majority i... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Professor Simon Clark, Head of School of Economics, Edinburgh University During the general election campaign remarkably little was said about Brexit, despite Theresa May calling the election in order to strengthen her negotiating hand. So... Read more
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Posted orginally on the Academy of Government blog >> Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship, School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh University “If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white”, so Theresa May told us... Read more
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  • 10th August 2018

    Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution.

  • 8th August 2018

    The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed. Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.

  • 2nd August 2018

    The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.

  • 31st July 2018

    The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.

  • 25th July 2018

    Given that there are many policy differences between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, asks Jonathan Evershed, why has customs policy been singled out as a red line by Unionists?

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