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From the Scottish Centre on European Relations report 'An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession', Director Kirsty Hughes, provides an overview of EU enlargement over the years, the development of the accession process, and asks, what would the process look like for an independent Scotland?
Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and looming Brexit negotiations, arguing that the response to the virus continues to show the gap between Ireland and UK that has been evident throughout the Brexit process.
Boris Johnson recently discussed building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland as a way to cement the Union, however, Anna Meine, University of Siegen, evaluates how territorial spaces are negotiated and argues that it will require more than a bridge to alleviate the challenges posed by Brexit.
The coronavirus crisis makes it difficult to progress other areas of policy, but the clock ticks on Brexit negotiations. Richard Parry reviews the UK and EU positions and the way that the new dominant issue may displace the previous one.
Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen, discusses requirements for small states to thrive, arguing that small states do equally or better than larger states.
As the Welsh government faces a dilemma over Brexit, Daniel Wincott and Jac Larner, Cardiff University, look back at the historical context to make sense of the Welsh Brexit position.
Brexit has created new strains in the UK’s territorial constitution argues Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh, as she asks what next for Scotland now we've left the European Union?
CCC Fellows Coree Brown Swan and Daniel Cetrá's co-edited special issue has been published State and Majority Nationalism in Plurinational States. This comes after a CCC international workshop last February and our Majority Nationalism blog series last April/May.