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27th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Simon Clark, Head of School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, suggests that the election campaign put Europe into perspective. It is neither the root cause of our problems, nor a magic solution to them.

26th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

If nothing else, Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit. It requires sustained mobilisation through actors, institutions and ideas, now as much as ever. Nasar Meer looks at what's next.

26th June 2017
post by Stephen Tierney

Stephen Tierney asks; what, if any, impact is a hung Parliament likely to have upon ‘English Votes for English laws (EVEL)’?

26th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 has given birth to new political identities, a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe shows. This major report includes contributions from CCC fellows and other leading scholars throughout the UK.

21st June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Former Labour MP and MSP Margaret Curran assesses Scottish Labour's performance in the General Election and contemplates what comes next for the party.

21st June 2017
post by Juliet Swann

Juliet Swan suggests that we should be insisting on proportional representation and forenotice of coalition ‘red lines’ before the next General Election.

20th June 2017
post by Michael Keating

The failure of the UK Conservatives to secure their mandate reopens the question; What sort of Brexit will we have and what's the future of the United Kingdom itself? Michael Keating looks at what's next.

20th June 2017
post by Paul Cairney

A report from the Commission on Parliamentary Reform is published today. Paul Cairney shares his thoughts on the report and how it's now the perfect time to think about maximising the benefits of Scottish devolution.

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