The latest research

January has proved a busy month for activities surrounding the referendum. We've updated our research briefings with the latest.
Professor Michael Keating, Dr Nicola McEwen and Malcolm Harvey provide evidence about the role of small states in the European Union for the Scottish Parliament. Professor Keating also spoke before the committee. Professor Michael Keating also presented his analysis on BBC Radio Scotland.
David Comerford and David Eiser of the University of Stirling analyze the potential of an independent Scotland to address issues of inequality, asking whether independence, further devolution, or simply different policies under the current constitutional framework are capable of helping Scotland transition to a less unequal income distribution. The report received coverage on BBC NewsThe Herald, and The Scotsman.
Dr Nicola McEwen provides an analysis of the Scottish Government's white paper on independence for the think tank L'idée fédérale. In the paper, she draws parallels between the case of Scotland and Quebec. 
In a report for the ESRC Centre for Population Change Helen Packwood and Allan Findlay use the 2011 UK Census to explore the diverse immigration picture in the UK. In it, they urge us to look beyond a simplistic comparison between Scotland and England and instead unpack the differences between Scotland and the regions of England. 
You can read press coverage of research conducted by programme fellows at the Future of the UK and Scotland's ScoopIt


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3rd February 2014
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