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Sovereignty and non-state territories in international football

Who gets to play? And under what name? Ramesh Ganohariti, a PhD researcher in Dublin City University and participant in the Centre on Constitutional Change summer school, reflects on why FIFA recognises some countries without independent statehood but excludes others
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Scotland’s Green Party and National Party: a new agreement

Why have a cooperation agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party? Three reasons come to mind, from Professor Nicola McEwen. Written for UK in a Changing Europe.
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Northern Ireland: The United Kingdom’s Non-Nation

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Lisa Claire Whitten argues that despite the current narrative of the “four nations of the United Kingdom”, this language is problematic, calling Northern Ireland “a nation” is to misunderstand the place and its politics.

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Sovereignty-enhancing or sovereignty-constraining? Taking stock of 25 years of EU-membership for the Åland Islands

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Susann Simolin takes stock of whether the Åland Islands have maintained their autonomy after Finland joined the European Union.

Language, Religion and Difference: An Empirical Study from Québec and Anglo-Canada

In a blog post from the CCC’s summer school, Övgü Ülgen examines the experience of North African Jews in Montréal and Toronto, assessing the role that the language and religion of the host society plays in fostering their integration.
The Irish Border

The Irish Border - What Do We Know and What Should We Do About...?

The CCC is proud to announce the publication of Professor Katy Hayward’s book “The Irish Border”

VIDEO Between Independence and Union

The constitutional debate has become polarised between support for and opposition to independence. But what are the options between independence and the Union as currently configured?
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A League-Union of the Isles of Britain

With the Welsh government today launching its plans for a national conversation on Wales’ constitutional future, Glyndwr Cennydd Jones asks “If we were offered a hypothetical opportunity to constitute Britain from ‘scratch’ once more today, would we consciously choose the model of a centralised unitary state that we have inherited?” This essay extracted from Whose Wales? The Battle for Welsh Devolution and Nationhood: 1880 to 2020 explores this and other questions.
Bernard Crick Prize

CCC team wins Bernard Crick Prize for Best Article

Members of the CCC team Nicola McEwen, Mike Kenny, Jack Sheldon and Coree Brown Swan were awarded the 2021 Bernard Crick Prize for Best Article published in Political Quarterly.