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Following the announcement of the government's plans for English Votes for English Laws, fellows of the Centre made the following comments.     Professor Michael Keating said:    “EVEL addresses one democratic anomaly, that English citizens have occasionally been governed by parliamentary majorities... Read more
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Professor Nicola McEwen has been appointed to one of four 'Knowledge Exchange' fellowships intended to inform and nuture public discussion around the area of consitutional change. McEwen is joined by Professor Richard Wyn Jones, of the University ofd Cardiff and also a Fellow of the Centre.  The fel... Read more
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Professor Charlie Jeffery, Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change and Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh, has received a major award recognising his contribution to public engagement with research. The award focusses on his work using research to transform the public and pol... Read more
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CCC Director, Prof Michael Keating, has been awarded the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement with Research from Aberdeen University, where he is Professor of Politics.    The prize was presented by University Principal Professor Sir Ian Diamond in front of a capacity audience with broadcaster Ga... Read more
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Professor Michael Keating, Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, has been appointed ESRC Senior Fellow for the UK in a Changing Europe programme. The fellowship will run for the next year and focuses on the interrelationship between the UK’s changing relationship with the EU and the evolv... Read more
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As reported in today's Herald (4 June 15), Scotland could take a different approach to the rights and roles of migrants than the rest of the UK. Dr Eve Hepburn's evidence to Holyrood's European and External Affairs Committee highlighted the policy areas in which the Scottish Parliament could take a... Read more
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Guest blogger Alan Trench discusses Ways forward for the United Kingdom, a new report from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. The impact of the Scottish independence referendum has been wide-ranging. It raises a number of questions about how the UK works as a whole and its territorial constitut... Read more
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Meryl Kenny, Juliet Swann and Fiona Mackay discuss women’s presence at Westminster and how it remains a long way from parity. This post originally appeared on the Gender Politics at Edinburgh blog. The run-up to the 2015 General Election was dominated by coverage of ‘dangerous women’ shaking up the... Read more
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Charlie Jeffery, Ailsa Henderson, Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones discuss the referendum on the UK’s EU membership. Charlie Jeffery and Ailsa Henderson (University of Edinburgh). Roger Scully, Daniel Wincott and Richard Wyn Jones (Cardiff University) So, we will have a referendum... Read more
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Some of the UK’s leading political scholars believe that ‘British Party Politics’ has ceased to be a meaningful phrase. Speaking as the final results were coming in, experts raised concerns about how the component nations of the UK – most especially England and Scotland - would communicate political... Read more
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