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3rd October 2013
post by Coree Brown Swan

In this fortnightly feature, Coree Brown rounds up the latest blogs from academics and commentators.

1st October 2013
Guest post by Luis Moreno

Luis Moreno compares the two independence movements, noting that while the Scottish referendum campaign has been dominated by practical issues, the Catalonian debate has tended to be more emotionally driven and linked to identity.

27th September 2013
post by Brad MacKay

Professor Brad MacKay, Professor in Strategic Management, Edinburgh Business School, discusses his new ESRC Senior Scotland Fellowship, which will see him examine the impact of constitutional and political uncertainty on business decision-making in Scotland.

26th September 2013
Guest post by David McCollum

David McCollum blogs about immigration - the one topic that often occupies the public mood and political agenda, but which has thus far not featured prominently in the September 2014 referendum discussions.

25th September 2013
post by Charlie Jeffery

In an article originally published in the Scotsman, Charlie Jeffery discusses the need for more information on the implications of independence and the contribution that the Future of the UK and Scotland project hopes to make to the debate.

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