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Constitutional History and the Making of the Modern World

Harshan Kumarasingham, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, writes about constitutional history, and the new book by Linda Colley, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions, and the Making of the Modern World.
Welsh Parliament

What’s happening in Wales, and what does it mean for Ireland-Wales relations?

Jonathan Evershed looks at the important foundations on which to build a stronger Ireland-Wales relationship.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s constitutional crisis: Is this time different?

As the situation in Bosnia escalates, Dr Maja Sahadžić, University of Antwerp, gives her take on the long-running constitutional crisis in the region.
Glasgow COP26

Multilevel Politics, Climate and COP26

Elizabeth Bomberg reports back from COP26, stressing that the underlying message is worth repeating: substate actors are absolutely core to addressing climate change. All levels of governance – whether cooperating or competing - are needed to increase ambition and deliver the change needed.
October podcast

In our latest episode, experts discuss Scotland's role on the international stage during COP26

As world leaders descend on Glasgow for COP26, we explore how much scope there is for the Scottish Government, as a devolved government, to have a presence on the international stage.
Budget 2021

The dilemma of devolution – more powers but potentially worse off

Richard Parry discusses the latest move on Scottish funding policy that highlights the choices inherent in taking on, and paying for, wider devolved responsibilities.
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The Northern Ireland Protocol: make up or break down?

The Northern Ireland Protocol is not yet two years old but will be subject again in the coming weeks to intensive make or break negotiations – Professor Philip Rycroft explores the latest developments.
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Will ‘British values’ keep us together?

Neither unionism nor nationalism is going to go away any time soon and they will have to learn to co-exist, largely sharing social and economic values but differing on the form of the state.
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court seeks clear devolution law that may not be there

Richard Parry discusses the judgment on incorporating the rights of the child into Scots law and what this may mean for future devolution cases.