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Europe and Northern Ireland's Future, book launch

The implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland are profound, given its history and geographical position as a land border with the European Union. Four decades of sectarian violence have been replaced by a period of sustained peace, economic growth and development, yet the trenchant political divide remains. The ongoing fractious relations within the Northern Irish Assembly threaten to derail any hope the region might have on influencing the discussion and direction of the Brexit negotiations.

Tribute: Professor Elizabeth Meehan (1947-2018)

Elizabeth MeehanProfessor Elizabeth Meehan (Emerita Professor, The Queen’s University Belfast) made an outstanding contribution to political science, particularly around the study of constitutional politics, citizenship, gender and politics, and the study of Northern Ireland politics and British-Irish relations.

Job vacancy - Communications and Policy Engagement Officer

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https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/jobs

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You will lead the communications and policy engagement activities of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC), developing and implementing a strategy to ensure maximum impact and uptake of the Centre’s research and creating and identifying opportunities to promote the Centre's expertise to a broad range of audiences.

Call for Papers: "Economic Constitutionalism: Mapping its Contours in European and Global Governance"

The European University Institute (EUI) and the School of Law at the University of Portsmouth are organising a 2-day international conference to explore the function and nature of economic constitutionalism within broader constitutional processes in the European and global legal orders. 

Vacancy - Research Fellow (BREXIT)

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.

This part time, fixed term post is available for 12 months from 1 October 2017 for 28 hours per week (0.8fte).

Closing date: 2 October 2017

Main Responsibilities (Approx. % of time)

  1. To conduct reviews of relevant literature (10%)

Robert A. Young (1950-2017)

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. 

Report: One year on from EU referendum, Brexit gives rise to new political identities

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. 
 

Book Launch: Debating Scotland

Debating ScotlandOn 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society, and the general public to an unprecedented degree, leading to an 85 per cent turnout in the final vote.

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