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

  • 20th July 2018

    Richard Parry reviews a fast-evolving situation as the march of time and need to reconcile rhetoric and practicality constrain policy-makers

  • 13th July 2018

    The White Paper published this week talks about the UK Government making ‘sovereign decisions’ to adopt European rules but, as we know from the experience of Norway and Switzerland, this can be an illusory sovereignty when the costs of deviating from the rules is exclusion from the single market or European programmes. CCC Director Professor Michael Keating looks at whether the UK is ready for this kind of deal.

  • 12th July 2018

    Last week the government released its fisheries white paper. While most of the fisheries and Brexit debate centres on quotas and access to waters, there is also an important devolution dimension. Brexit already has profound consequences for the UK’s devolution settlement and fisheries policy is one example of this. So, in addition to communicating its overall vision for post-Brexit fisheries policy, the white paper was also an opportunity for the government to set out how it would see that policy working in the devolved UK.

  • 4th July 2018

    At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. CCC Fellow Professor Stephen Tierney addresses a number of trends – only some of which are a direct consequence of the unique circumstances of Brexit – which suggest a deeper realignment of institutional power within the constitution and a consequent diminution of Parliament’s legislative power.

  • 27th June 2018

    Faced with a choice between splitting her Cabinet into winners and losers, Theresa May has sought to keep the Brexit crap game going. She does this by avoiding betting on either a hard or soft Brexit. Professor Richard Rose of Strathclyde looks at the high stakes outcomes facing the Prime Minister. .

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