Jan Eichhorn

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Chancellor's Fellow in Social Policy
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University of Edinburgh
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By Dr Jan Eichhorn on behalf of the d|part team. d|part is a think tank committed to research and public debate on the topic of political participation.    When it became clear on Friday morning that the United Kingdom had decided to leave the European Union in a referendum a mixture of shock and jo... Read more
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The results of the general election in Scotland were described by Ed Miliband as a "nationalist surge" however, explains Jan Eichhorn, voting for the SNP and supporting and supporting independence are two different things.    The 2015 general election will be memorable for many reasons, a key one be... Read more
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Jan Eichhorn on engaging young people with politics: Trusting schools and enfranchising 16-year olds. This post originally appeared on YouthLink Scotland. The referendum on Scottish independence was remarkable in many ways. But one key feature had little to do with the relationship of Scotland and t... Read more
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This blog originally appeared on What Scotland Thinks Following on from a similar survey conducted in April and May 2013 a team of Edinburgh University researchers, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council through its Future of the UK and Scotland Programme and working under the umbrella... 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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This blog originally appeared on What Scotland Thinks. Reposted with thanks to ScotCen and What Scotland Thinks. We have seen a tightening of the referendum race during the first few months of 2014. Although  ‘No’ remains in the lead in all of the polls and in many still substantially ahead, its sha... Read more
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In a piece for The Conversation, Jan Eichorn looks at how young people’s views on political issues form and why we should not equate disengagement with political apathy. Young people are accused of many things: being individualistic, hedonistic and spending most of their time in front of computers.... Read more
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In a piece for The Conversation, Jan Eichorn analyses an important group of voters: those who have not yet decided. A lot of things have been said about those who have not made their minds up yet with regards to whether they will vote yes or no in this year’s referendum on Scotland’s constitutional... Read more
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Every week we are confronted with a range of polls and survey results about people’s attitudes on Scotland’s constitutional future. Newspapers and TV magazines are full of them, campaigners use them to substantiate their points and online discussion users engage with them to convince others of their... Read more
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The minimum voting age for the Scottish independence referendum will be 16 rather than the usual one of 18. Many commentators have expressed strong views on whether this is a good idea or not. On the one hand it has been argued that younger people can judge the merits of or problems with independenc... Read more
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Latest blogs

  • 17th September 2018

    The upcoming New Caledonian independence referendum on the 4th of November 2018 is the outcome of a 30 years-long process of gradual decolonisation. Dr Alexandra Remond examines the prospects.

  • 14th September 2018

    For Ireland, the Brexit discussion has focused heavily on the Irish issue. This has meant an unrelenting emphasis on securing a Brexit deal which ensures no border on the island of Ireland, and achieving a backstop provision which guarantees this scenario. The expectation is that this will be achieved in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement, and before the transition phase begins. Dr Mary C Murphy looks at what the Brexit transition period means for Ireland, North and South.

  • 13th September 2018

    In her third blog on international trade issues and Brexit, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at the high-tech US-Canada border amid claims that it offers a template to ensure a "frictionless" border in Ireland.

  • 7th September 2018

    In the second of her blogs focusing on international trade issues, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at some of the difficulties that the UK might face as it seeks to negotiate new bilateral agreements

  • 6th September 2018

    With little more than six months to go before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019, the position of Scotland vis-à-vis the EU is not much clearer than it was in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum more than two years ago. Dr Tobias Lock looks at what has Brexit meant for Scotland so far and what developments can we expect?

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