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This marks the launch of our infographic series, in which we'll cover a range of topics relevant to the debate. We begin with the key facts and figures regarding the campaign, and follow with an exploration of issues related to defence and independence. Rather than attempting to capture all aspects of the debate, they designed to provide an entry point for further research and discussion.

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The 23 February edition of the Sunday Times republished Pat and Ken's contributions to our debate. Here it is again in case you've missed it.
 
In an effort to broaden the debate, we've asked two prominent figures in Scottish arts and culture to address the theme How could a Yes or a No vote help Scotland cope better with the future? In this feature, sci-fi writer Ken MacLeod and musician Pat Kane will present their cases. They haven't seen each others contributions beforehand. 
 
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 In this week's blog round-up, bloggers discuss outstanding issues surrounding the referendum debate, particularly shared currency, religious issues, conservative voting motivations and the Olympic prospects of an independent Scotland.
 
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Everything you wanted to know about the referendum but were afraid to ask! You'll face the biggest political decision of your lifetime on 18 September, and we know our members want more answers. Not just about currency, the economy and the big agendas covered by the media, but also about the issues... Read more
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Project fellow Colin Fleming was at Chatham House this week discusing the foreign policy implications of Scottish Independence. He was joined by the Malcolm Chalmers and former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson. You can listen to a podcast produced after the event on the Chatham House websit...
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On Wednesday June 25 the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change organised a seminar that addressed the topic of the effect of the border in an independent or more devolved Scotland. The attached provides a summary of the proceedings.
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The Scotland Institute has issued a report authored by Jonathan Price titled Debt and Destiny: An assessment of an independent Scotland’s fair share of the United Kingdom’s national debt and the impact it could have on Scotland’s future. The report attempts to address the lack of discussion around S... Read more
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Scotland seems to be a counter-example to general theories of the relationship between language and national identity or nationalism. These theories point to three components in the ideology of language and nation – that being able to speak the national language is necessary for full national member... Read more
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What set-up costs would an independent Scotland face? The debate continues. The work of LSE'S Professor Patrick Dunleavy was cited in a HM Treasury report on the set-up costs of an independent Scotland. In a blog for LSE British Politics and Policy, Professor Dunleavy challenged the use of his work,... Read more
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Professor Patrick Dunleavy with Sean Kippin and Joel Suss published an ebook on set-up costs for an independent Scotland. The publication from the LSE British Politics and Policy blog and Democratic Audit, titled Transitioning to a new Scottish state: Immediate set-up costs, how the handover will wo... Read more
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The UK Government released the final Scotland Analysis paper, United Kingdom, united future: Conclusions of the Scotland analysis programme. The paper sets out the programme’s key findings on currency, businesses and jobs, the affordability of public services, personal finances, and Scotland’s place... Read more
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The proportion of people under the age of 18 who would vote yes in the Scottish independence referendum increased in the past year, research shows.Support for independence has risen to 29 per cent among under-18s who are eligible to vote compared with 23 per cent in a similar representative survey i... Read more
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