Malcolm Harvey

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Dr
Malcolm
Harvey
Job Title: 
Researcher
Biography: 

Malcolm Harvey is a researcher on the ESRC-funded project "Constitutional Futures and Models of Policy-Making" as part of ESRC's commitment to fund academic research into the Scottish constitutional debate. The project seeks to consider what scope would Scotland have to fashion its own social and economic settlement under different constitutional scenarios, given the legal, institutional and economic constraints it would face.  

Malcolm graduated from the University of Stirling in 2006 with a first-class Honours degree in Politics, and received his MScEcon in Terrorism and International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2008.  His PhD, submitted to the University of Stirling in 2013, considered the constitutional consultations run by the Scottish and Welsh Governments during the 2007-11 Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly terms.  He has taught modules on British Politics and Political Theory at both the University of Stirling and the University of Strathclyde.

Malcolm lives in Aberdeenshire with his wife, his daughter and his cat.

Project Job Role: 
Governance, Centre on Constitutional Change

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The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh doesn’t think that Holyrood is broken, but ‘in need of an MOT’.  Car owners know all too well that sometimes an MOT ends up identifying major problems that need significant – and expensive – work.   When the Scottish Parliament was re-establi... Read more
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The cards are still being dealt in the diplomatic poker game that is the Brexit negotiations but, asks Malcolm Harvey, how strong is the SNP's hand?   Just days after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the SNP MEP Alyn Smith told the European Parliament: “I want my country to be international... Read more
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Malcolm Harvey discusses issues around a referendum that was supposed to resolve the UK’s position in Europe but appears to have muddied it further. A week might be a long time in politics, but a long weekend gave us enough headlines for a lifetime. So, what’s next? At the moment, no one can really... Read more
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As the EU referendum grows ever closer, the result grows more uncertain. But it is not just the result that remains in doubt. Questions about what happens after the vote remain unanswered – and, indeed, unanswerable. Much of the campaign has, understandably, focused on the external elements: the UK’... Read more
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The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis. At this Q&A event, we will discuss the issues at stake with the help o... Read more
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The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis. At this Q&A event which was attended by over 60 people, we discussed t... Read more
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The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis. At this Q&A event, we will discuss the issues at stake with the help o... Read more
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The United Kingdom faces a momentous decision, whether to leave or to remain in the European Union. Voters, who will soon be asked to settle the matter in a referendum, are looking for more information and impartial analysis. At this Q&A event, we discussed the issues at stake with the help of a... Read more
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The electoral system for the Scottish Parliament means that candidates rejected by voters in the constituency section may still find themselves in Holyrood, courtesy of the regional lists. Malcolm Harvey suggests that those very parliamentarians may be called on to address this quirk in the system i... Read more
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Malcolm Harvey discusses that if  if the polls are correct and the SNP win more than 50 seats, the question does present some interesting options. This post appeared in today's edition of The Herald. In the face the forthcoming constitutional haggling that appears set to follow Thursday's election,... Read more
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  • 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.

  • 25th July 2018

    Given that there are many policy differences between Northern Ireland and other parts of the UK, asks Jonathan Evershed, why has customs policy been singled out as a red line by Unionists?

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