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Constitution UK is a two year project initiated by the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  It is a public engagement exercise with one purpose: to crowdsource a written and codified constitution for the UK.   The UK has a constitution but it is uncod... Read more
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This week, the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) launches a new blog, led by Adrienne Stone (Australia) with Andrew Le Sueur (UK), Grégoire Webber (Canada) and César Landa (Peru). The aim of the blog is to build an online community of people interested in the IACL’s work – and f... Read more
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The engagement of young people with politics during the referendum has had some dramatic results from increased party membership to a reduction in the voting age. Alan Mackie and Jim Crowther of the Institute of Education at The University of Edinburgh, find out how it happened and consider whether... Read more
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Our major study of devolution in the UK has focused on how to provide effective government in the context of an increasingly complex and fluid constitutional settlement. Our final report, Governing in an Ever Looser Union, discusses how the UK’s four governments co-operate, negotiate and compete. We... Read more
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The House of Lords Constitution Committee is inviting applications for the vacant post of one of its two legal advisers. The role is part-time, remunerated by a daily fee. The successful candidate will demonstrate a well-established expertise in the fields of public law generally and constitutional... Read more
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Constitutional experts have raised concerns over the division of responsibilities between the UK and Scottish Governments, following the publication of draft legislation on greater devolution to Scotland. Academics have suggested that the draft legislation raises more questions than it answers in se... Read more
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Article in The Herald, 23 January 2015 DRAFT legislation designed to significantly strengthen the Scottish Parliament will need to be carefully scrutinised to ensure proposed laws work in practice, it has been warned. The Centre for Constitutional Change, a collection of academics looking at further... Read more
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Today sees the announcement of the draft legislative clauses, widely trailed in the media, resulting from the Smitth Commission. We should know the details of the government's proposals by around half past ten and, if the media reports are to be believed, the Prime Minister's thoughts on the subject... Read more
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The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies on a project entitled "Engineering life: ideas, practices and promises" (http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/research/research_projects/current_projects/engineering_life) funded... Read more
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Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory at Edinburgh Law School and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, has been appointed Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. In light of the Smith Commission recommendations of greater powers for... Read more
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