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11th September 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Working under the direction of Professor Nicola McEwen, you will be part of the project team undertaking the programme of research and knowledge exchange activities funded under the ESRC Brexit Priority Grant: The repatriation of competences: implications for devolution.

4th September 2017
post by Michael Keating

Michael Keating remembers his friend and colleague Prof Bob Young who has passed away. Prof Young was a member of the Centre's advisory board and a tireless supporter of our work.

30th August 2017
Guest post by Tobias Lock

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit ‘red line’ on a role for the European Court of Justice has been a major source of complication in the early stages of the negotiations, writes Tobias Lock.

24th August 2017
post by Michael Keating

It will be difficult for the Isle of Man to resolve its post-Brexit relationship with the EU, says Prof Michael Keating, until Britain's position is clearer.

17th August 2017
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry discusses the UK’s return to EU negotiating action.

17th July 2017
post by Paul Cairney

Profs Paul Cairney, Nicola McEwen, Aileen McHarg, Karen Turner and David Wilson recently received a UKERC grant to research UK 'energy systems' in the context of multilevel policymaking. They explain that, just to start with, this will require defining many of the subjects of their research.

17th July 2017
post by Michael Keating

Michael Keating considers the EU Withdrawal bill and explains that it has sizable implications for the future of devolution and the UK constitution more generally.

12th July 2017
post by Michael Keating

What will happen in Catalonia on October 1? Something, for sure, says Michael Keating, but it's really not clear what that will be.

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