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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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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