Charlie Jeffery

Charlie Jeffery's picture
Professor
Charlie
Jeffery
Job Title: 
Senior Vice Principal; Professor of Politics
Organisation: 
University of Edinburgh
Phone Number: 
+44 (0)131 650 3553
Email Address: 
Biography: 

Charlie Jeffery was apppointed Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh on 1 October 2014, having held a Chair of Politics at the University since 2004. He previously served as Vice-Principal for Public Policy (2012-2014), as Director of the Academy of Government (2011-2014), as Head of the School of Social and Political Science (2009-2012), and as Co-Director of the Institute of Governance (2004-2009). He previously held academic appointments at the University of Leicester and the University of Birmingham where he was appointed Professor of German Politics in 1999.

Project Job Role: 
Senior Vice Principal; Professor of Politics

History

Blog
View recent blog entries
Member for
5 years 2 weeks

Posts by this author:

What the Scottish Government has proposed in its proposals for a differentiated Brexit settlement may evoke howls of protest from Downing Street but is actually fairly mainstream opinion.    So now we have it. The Scottish Government document Scotland’s Place in Europe sets out how the country might... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
If the internet polls are correct, England will vote narrowly to leave the EU but be held in by, principally, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Charlie Jeffery crunches the numbers to assess the territorial implications of the EU referendum vote.    Most analysis of voting intention in the upcoming ref... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Charlie Jeffery discusses the case that people in different parts of the UK now have very different views on the EU. Scotland has long had a reputation for being less sceptical about European integration than the rest of the UK, and in particular England. At the level of political leadership that is... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Charlie Jeffery discusses how the EU referendum has the potential to divide opinion in the UK on national lines. This post originally appeared on The UK in a Changing Europe. The EU referendum has the potential to divide opinion in the UK on national lines. Over the last few years people in England... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
As territorial parties make clear that their involvement in post-election arrangements will come with a hefty price tag, Charlie Jeffery considers this new form of 'pork barrel politics' in the UK.    The ‘pork barrel’ has long been a defining feature of American politics. The US political scientist... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Charlie Jeffery looks at the Conservatives conversion to EVEL and asks if it reflects genuine concerns about how England is governed or short-term tactical opportunism? So now we have it confirmed. David Cameron and William Hague last Friday pledged the introduction of English Votes on English Laws... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Charlie Jeffery looks at the current debate on the English question and how it is one of short-term political tactics. So now we know what EVEL looks like. William Hague yesterday selected the option for introducing EVEL - English Votes for English Laws - that the Conservative Party will campaign fo... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Charlie Jeffery says it's time for Labour to think of England. This blog originally appeared in the New Statesman The Labour Party has a problem with "EVEL". EVEL – English votes on English laws – describes various ideas on how MPs from England could be given a privileged, or even exclusive role in... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
This article was originally featured in The Herald Scotland's No vote last September was meant to draw a line under the UK's constitutional debate. Fat chance. What we have seen instead is a constitutional chain reaction let loose by pro-Union politicians making short-term calculations with little... Read more
Post type: Blog entry
Today’s announcement by William Hague of a range of options for English Votes for English Laws should be seen as the start of a wider process, says Charlie Jeffery. That process is likely to include, at least, a clearer separation of England and Wales as jurisdictions and reform of how Westminster a... Read more
Post type: Blog entry

Pages

Latest blogs

  • 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?

Read More Posts