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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The Scottish Parliament's Educational and Culture committee has issued a call for written evidence on the subject of Scotland's educational and cultural future. The inquiry will cover further and higher education, early years, childcare and employability, and broadcasting and culture.  Learn more ab... Read more
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In a speech given to the Scottish Council for Development & Industry on 29 January, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, outlined the prospect of a currency union should Scots vote for independence. In the speech, Mr Carney discussed the economic recovery, noting that it was not yet app... Read more
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The UK Government published the tenth paper in its Scotland analysis series.  Scotland analysis: Borders and citizenship analyses the UK’s framework for managing its common external border and the benefits of an absence of internal borders within the UK.  It examines the implications for both if peo... Read more
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Coree Brown rounds up the latest blogs on the Scottish independence debate. This week's summary includes features on implications of independence for Scotland and the UK, reflections on Europe and    Writing at Politics in Spires, Jim Gallagher reflects on the effects of independence, arguing that s... Read more
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New results from ScotCen Social Research’s annual Scottish Social Attitudes survey, released toay, suggest that many of the prominent debates in the campaign, such as on Europe, the pound, and welfare, are having little or no impact on whether voters will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. What matters are voters’... Read more
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In a report for the ESRC Centre for Population Change Helen Packwood and Allan Findlay use the 2011 UK Census to explore the diverse immigration picture in the UK. In contrast to a simplistic comparison between England and Scotland, this briefing paper suggests that a more pertinent approach is to c... Read more
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David Comerford and David Eiser of the University of Stirling discuss these questions in the context of the debate around the Scottish independence referendum, in which inequality has played a prominent role, and ask whether independence, further devolution, or simply different policies under the cu... Read more
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In this written submission for the Scottish Parliament, Professor Michael Keating, Dr Nicola McEwen and Malcolm Harvey provide evidence about the role of small states in the European Union. The research briefing examines modes of decision making and opportunities for small states and large states wi... Read more
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Coree Brown rounds up the latest blog posts of interest. This month's feature focuses on responses to Scotland's Future. At Open Democracy, Alys Mumford discusses the implications of the white paper for debt relief, international development, and global justice. Alys applauds the recognition of 'unj... Read more
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Scotland’s top one per cent of income earners – about 25,000 people - have increased their wages and total income at a greater rate than the rest of the nation’s workers in the past decade, according to a new report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Someone in the top one pe... Read more
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