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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New calculations – based on forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) – suggest that an independent Scotland would face a budget deficit of 5.5% of GDP (£8.6 billion in today’s terms) in its first year of independence were it to inherit a population share of the UK’s national debt. T... Read more
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Our fellows have been hard at work bringing you rigorous, impartial analysis of the conclusions drawn by the Scottish Government and HM Treasury in their separate reports this week. In his blog, Charlie Jeffery discusses how the two reports got to the heart of the debate, in which voters’ perception... Read more
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New research by Dr A. Armstrong and Dr M. Ebell of NIESR entitled “Monetary Unions and Fiscal Constraints”, published in the National Institute Economic Review, 228, May 2014   Any negotiation to form a monetary union between two sovereign states substantially different in size, and each acting in t... Read more
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New analysis of Scottish Social Attitudes suggests voter participation may be key to campaign victory. New analysis of ScotCen’s Scottish Social Attitudes survey published today on reveals that those who support Scottish independence are more likely to say they will vote in Se... Read more
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This report outlines the results of a survey of a representative sample of Scottish businesses designed by researchers at Stirling University in conjunction with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Policy and Research Unit and carried out by Scottish Chambers of Commerce in March 2014. We examine the... Read more
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On Saturday 26 April 2014 Academics, politicians, and representatives of civil society gathered together in Glasgow to propose answers to the question, 'What happens if Scotland votes no?' They were joined by 200 members of the public for a day of questioning, engagement, and debate. Future of UK an... Read more
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On Saturday, 26 April, leading politicians, academics and representives of the third sector and civil society came together to explore the question of 'what happens if Scotland votes no?'. The conversation continues online, with blogs from our academics in response to the subject. Ahead of the event... Read more
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Ahead of our If No event this Saturday, our academic fellows respond to the question, 'what happens if Scotland votes no?'. To hear from them and politicians on both sides of the debate, register to attend our 26 April event in Glasgow.  John CurticePublic support for more devolution is not as stron... Read more
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Fitch Ratings has issued its report on UK: Rating Implications of Scottish Independence. The report explores the risk to the UK in the event of Scottish indepdence. The report acknowledges that the 'devil is in the detail', and the process and outcome of complex negotiations would impact the rating... Read more
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ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland researchers have contributed extensively to  the latest edition of Discover Society which focuses on the independence referendum. “It’s great to have  this opportunity to take part in Discover Society and highlight our teams’ work,” says Professor Charlie Jeffery,... Read more
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