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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.
As the situation in Bosnia escalates, Dr Maja Sahadžić, University of Antwerp, gives her take on the long-running constitutional crisis in the region.
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.
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.
Richard Parry discusses the latest move on Scottish funding policy that highlights the choices inherent in taking on, and paying for, wider devolved responsibilities.
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.
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.
Richard Parry discusses the judgment on incorporating the rights of the child into Scots law and what this may mean for future devolution cases.