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In this fortnightly feature, Coree Brown rounds up the latest blogs from academics and commentators.
 
Writing at Political Insight, John Curtice discusses both the pragmatic and emotional elements of the independence debate, noting that Scots may face a conflict between their identity and their material interests.
 
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Speaking in Edinburgh today, Chancellor George Osborne discussed the future of the pound in Scotland should Scots vote for independence. The Chancellor referenced the challenges faced and overcome by the Union in an appeal to Scots. He noted questions which arose from businesess, analysts, and propo... Read more
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ESRC fellows assess the possible political and economic implications of Chancellor George Osborne's Edinburgh speech, scheduled for Thursday, 13 February. In the speech, the Chancellor is expected to assess the possibility of a currency union. On the blog: Charlie Jeffery provides a big picture of... Read more
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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 see... Read more
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Public Opinion Toward Immigration in Scotland as it Prepares for the Referendum on Independence The first detailed analysis of Scottish public opinion about immigration shows that Scotland has significantly lower levels of concern about immigration than England and Wales, but also that Scots’ views... Read more
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The first detailed analysis of Scottish public opinion about immigration shows that Scotland has significantly lower levels of concern about immigration than England and Wales, but also that Scots’ views on the subject are strongly associated with their voting intentions in the referendum.
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NIESR has released its special issue on the Economics of Scottish Independence, presented at a press conference this afternoon and made available to the public. The papers cover government debt and spending; the choice of currency and financial stability; pensions and the impact of ageing; measuring... Read more
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Speaking today from the Olympic Velodrome, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on the importance of Scotland and the Union. The Prime Minister noted that Scotland now enjoys the best of both worlds 'From Holyrood they can decide what happens in every hospital, school and police station in Scotland an... Read more
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The House of Commons debated Scotland's place in the UK yesterday. The Labour MP for Glasgow East, Mr William Bain opened the debate with the remark that the independence referendum 'is a battle of visions for the future of Scotland—one with huge implications for the future of other multinational st... Read more
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 Coree Brown rounds-up the blogs of January, which cover a number of topics including constitutional issues associated with the vote, alternative proposals for devolution, and the nature of Britishness.    At the UK Constitutional Law Association, Nick Barber reflects on what will happen after the v... Read more
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January has proved a busy month for activities surrounding the referendum. We've updated our research briefings with the latest.   Professor Michael Keating, Dr Nicola McEwen and Malcolm Harvey provide evidence about the role of small states in the European Union for the Scottish Parliament. Profess... Read more
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