Coree Brown Swan

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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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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Coree Brown rounds up resources from our academic experts on the key themes of last night's debate. Last night, Alex Salmond faced off against Alistair Darling in the BBC debate, Scotland’s Decides. The debate was centred around several main themes, including the economy, Scotland’s health and welfa... Read more
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The Future of the UK and Scotland academics took centre stage at last weekend's festival of politics. On the eve of the referendum, this year's event explored the theme of 'What next for Scotland?' We've brought together media from the event as well as links for further resources. Coree Brown's Stor... Read more
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The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy has published its proposals on rebuilding Scottish democracy, regardless of the outcome of the referendum. The report, published today, is the culmination of a year's worth of of investigation into the past and future of local democracy in Scotland. Th... Read more
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Contributors from the Future of the UK and Scotland project will take centre stage at next weekend’s Festival of Politics. The Festival will take place 15-17 August at the Scottish Parliament. Colin Fleming will speak on the key strategic and defence issues facing Scotland at the Festival’s session... Read more
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Should Scotland be an independent country? Choosing an answer to that question, as Scotland’s electors will on 18 September 2014, is a choice of huge significance. So how will we come to a decision? Many voters know more or less by instinct. Plenty are convinced that being independent is right and g... Read more
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“Scotland’s Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September,” to be published as an e-book on 31 July, brings together leading academic experts who have been researching aspects of the independence issue. It has been produced by the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland program... Read more
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The ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, the David Hume Institute and the Hunter Foundation are pleased to announce the publication of the ebook “Scotland’s Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September”. This publication brings together leading academic experts w... Read more
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Scots fare better than many parts of the UK in the amount of goods and services that their income can buy - their real disposable income. The average Scot also has greater real disposable income than most citizens of the Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland.That's according to new anal... Read more
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Mark Shephard spoke to TedxGlasgow about the role of social media in political debate. Watch his TedTalk here.
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Arkadiusz Wiśniowski, Research Fellow at the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC) at the University of Southampton was published by the Washington Post's The Monkey Cage blog. In the post, he shares the work conducted by the Centre and outlines the model used to predict the referendum re... Read more
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