Paul Cairney

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Paul
Cairney
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Professor of Politics and Public Policy
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University of Stirling
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Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in the Department of History and Politics.  He is a specialist in Scottish politics and public policy, currently completing (with Neil McGarvey, Strathclyde) a second edition of 'Scottish Politics'.  He is also a specialist in the study of policymaking, currently writing a single--authored book entitled 'Policy and Policymaking in the UK' and co-editing (with Robert Geyer, Lancaster) a book on complexity theory and its applications to policymaking. 

His articles have been accepted for publication in leading journals including British Journal of Politics and International Relations, British Politics, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Policy and Politics, Political Studies, Policy Studies, Policy Studies Journal, Political Quarterly, Political Studies Review, Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration, Regional and Federal Studies, Scottish Affairs and Scottish Parliamentary Review.

http://paulcairney.wordpress.com/

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Governance, Centre on Constitutional Change

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Paul Cairney looks at Full Fiscal Autonomy and how it could well backfire to cause the death of the union.This article was originally published on The Conversation. Back on the agenda following the Conservative and Scottish National Party (SNP) victories in the UK election is full fiscal autonomy fo... Read more
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Paul Cairney suggests that right now, we should take a step back to think about how big this SNP win is. This article orginally appeared on The Conversation. I sat in the media area of the Glasgow count, 50 metres from the Scottish National Party (SNP) crowd. From 2.30am, every few minutes, they wou... Read more
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Paul Cairney discusses the fact that all too often, constitutional change seems to be a stitch-up by one or more political parties at the expense of the others. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. It is 19 years since former Labour cabinet minister George Robertson declared famously t... Read more
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Paul Cairney argues that a second referendum is not the story of this election. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has warned that if the Scottish National Party (SNP) wins the vast majority of Scottish seats in this election, Scotland will be “turbo... Read more
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Few could have predicted the series of events that led the SNP to make such a mark on the UK General Election, says Paul Cairney, and for it to use its position to court Labour rather than pursue constitutional change.   Consider the events that had to happen to take us to this point.   First, the S... Read more
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Paul Cairney suggests that as a whole, it is not clear what any of the major parties would really do differently if they formed part of a government. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. When the commitments of each party were described by their competitors during the television debate... Read more
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The SNP won’t hold a second independence referendum until it knows it can win. That is an obvious statement, but it seems to have been missed by the party’s opponents. They should be pushing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to admit that, for the first time in its history, the party could go into two succ... Read more
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Paul Cairney looks at the confession allegedly made by Scotland’s first minister to a French diplomat in February. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Nicola Sturgeon would secretly prefer a Conservative government, according to a shock story from The Daily Telegraph. Coming hot on th... Read more
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Paul Cairney looks at some of the conclusions drawn from a forthcoming special issue of The Political Quarterly. This post originally appeared on The Conversation. A group of top political scientists from around Scotland has produced a series of essays for a forthcoming special issue of The Politica... Read more
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Constitutional considerations are generating more heat than light in discussions of Scotland’s future energy mix, says Prof Paul Cairney. This article also appears in the National and a longer version is available on the author’s blog. UK energy policy is still reserved to the UK Government but majo... Read more
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