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1st March 2018
post by Michael Keating

The Irish border has proved to be one of the most intractable aspects of Brexit, says Michael Keating, and the proposals put forward by the UK Government show little signs of being endorsed by Dublin or, as a result, Brussels.

2nd February 2018
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry discusses the attempts to express political objectives in secure legal wording as Brexit progresses.

29th January 2018
post by Stephen Tierney

Stephen Tierney looks at the comprehensive and critical report published today by The House of Lords Constitution Committee on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Bill’).

15th January 2018
post by Centre on Const...

We are looking for a Communications and Policy Engagement Officer to lead the communications and policy engagement activities on behalf of the Directors of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC) and the academic project team. You would develop and implement a communications and engagement strategy to ensure maximum impact and uptake of the CCC’s research.

8th January 2018
post by Luis Moreno

The key to understanding the 2017 Catalan election is to be found in another vote that took place two years earlier and, says Luis Moreno, a realization that Catalan politics is polarized.

8th January 2018
post by Willem Sas

What lessons might the economic theory of fiscal federalism have for the Catalan and Spanish administrations, asks Dr Willem Sas,

5th January 2018
post by Richard Parry

Richard Parry discusses the way that the major political projects that dominated the agenda in 2017 may evolve during the year ahead.

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  • 21st June 2018

    New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-Brexit Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area (EEA) to English-speaking countries such as North America, Australia, and to countries within the EEA.

  • 19th June 2018

    Following the collapse of the Rajoy government following a corruption scandal, how does the new political landscape affect the constitutional debate in Catalonia? Prof Antonia María Ruiz Jiménez of Universidad Pablo de Olavide suggests that this apparently dramatic change will make relatively little difference.

  • 13th June 2018

    While populist leaders and movements make headlines worldwide, an often more subtle majority nationalism remains an endemic condition of the modern world. This phenomenon is comparatively understudied. The Centre on Constitutional Change invites calls for abstracts for an international workshop on the topic of majority nationalism, to be held in February 2019.

  • 31st May 2018

    The recent report by the Growth Commission contains some interesting ideas, says Michael Keating, but also makes some problematic assumptions.

  • 30th May 2018

    The Scottish and Welsh Governments worked together closely during their negotiations with the UK Government over those aspects of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that related to devolution. Despite ultimately choosing different paths, say Hedydd Phylip and Greg Davies, this spirit of cooperation looks set to continue.

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