Keith Shaw

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Keith
Shaw
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Professor of Social Sciences
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Northumbria University
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Keith Shaw is Professor of Social Sciences at Northumbria University. Over the last 30 years he has researched and published extensively on urban and regional development, particularly in relation to the North East of England, and on local politics and governance. He has undertaken a wide range of consultancy work for the EU, national and sub-national governments and is a member of a number of external boards and organisations in the North East. These include the management board of the North East Institute for Local Governance, The Newcastle Fairness Commission and was recently the Independent chair of both the Newcastle Future Needs Development Board and  the South Tyneside Living Wage Commission. His most recent funded research programme is Borderlands: can the North East and Cumbria benefit from greater Scottish autonomy and he is the Principal Investigator on the ESRC Seminar Series, ‘Close Friends? Assessing the impact of greater Scottish autonomy on the North of England and Scotland.

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The draft Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill has both strengths and weaknesses but whatever its merits, says Keith Shaw, it needs to be seen as the beginning rather than the end of the process.    Last week’s publication of the draft Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill at least sign... Read more
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  • 16th August 2018

    A week after the state of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the UK was highlighted by the UK government’s law officers standing in opposition to their devolved counterparts in the UK Supreme Court, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a report on improving IGR after Brexit. Jack Sheldon discusses the methods by which England could gain distinct representation — something it currently lacks — in a new IGR system.

  • 10th August 2018

    Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution.

  • 8th August 2018

    The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed. Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.

  • 2nd August 2018

    The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.

  • 31st July 2018

    The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.

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