Coree Brown Swan

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Dr. Coree Brown Swan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on the ESRC-funded Between Two Unions project, with a focus on institutional dynamics and relations. Her research interests include intergovernmental relations, comparative territorial politics, self-government parties and movements, and qualitative research methods. Key publications include a co-authored report Reforming Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom (McEwen et al 2018) and Intergovernmental Relations and Parliamentary Scrutiny, prepared for the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament. (McEwen et al 2015). She has also published chapters on the currency union (Petersohn and Brown Swan, 2015) and the independence question in the Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics (forthcoming). She has presented her research extensively at academic conferences and at events aimed at public audiences. Coree convenes a course on Scottish Politics at the University of Edinburgh and has tutored on courses on comparative politics and qualitative research. She also co-convenes the Territorial Politics Research Group and co-organises the Scottish Parliament’s External Experts Panel. Coree completed her MsC and PhD in politics at the University of Edinburgh and her MA in European Studies at Jagiellonian University.

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Over the past year, we've showcased expert perspectives on the campaigns, the key issues, and the public debate. Researchers from the Future of the UK and Scotland programme gave hundreds of interviews to news outlets during the week of the referendum. Although final figures are still being calculat... Read more
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First Minister Alex Salmond spoke today from Bute House, signalling his intention to resign following the SNP conference in November. In a statement covered on BBC Scotland, he said: But today the point is this. The real guardians of progress are not the politicians at Westminster, or even at Holyro... Read more
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The McKay Commission: Report of the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons March 2013   The Commission was established in February 2012 and was asked to consider: how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the United Kingdom, follow... Read more
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Our ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland team have been providing insight for BBC Radio 4, 5 Live and BBC Radio Scotland in the early hours of the morning.Professor Nicola McEwen, associate director of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change (ESRC SCCC), has pointed to the ‘extraordinary lev... Read more
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As we await the first results, what might happen if Scotland votes no? What happens if Scotland votes yes? In our ebook, Scotland’s Decision: 16 questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September, our experts discuss the two scenarios. What happens if the vote is no? Charlie Jeffery asks: w... Read more
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In August, we published Scotland’s Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September. With well over 60,000 downloads to date and coverage in major media outlets, the book has been well received for providing a non-partisan approach to the debate. And in these crucial final da... Read more
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With Sunday’s YouGov and Tuesday’s TNS-BMRB polls indicating that the referendum is now likely too close to call, we can expect a week of heavy campaigning.  In our final pre-referendum state of the debate issue, we assess the polls, the campaigns to date, and likely scenarios in the event of a yes... Read more
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The economic outlook has been a central part of the referendum the debate, and currency, business prospects, and job creation all remain subjects of focus. Today on the blog, David Bell discusses the employment sector in Scotland. He notes that since the creation of the Scottish Parliament, jobs gro... Read more
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Polish migrants are the largest non-UK born population in Scotland (56,000 in 2012). As EU citizens who are resident in Scotland, they are eligible to vote in the 18 September 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. Using a survey of 245 Polish migrants in Scotland we investigate their level of en... Read more
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