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Contemporary illustration of a person with a question mark covering their face. Who Can Speak on Behalf of “Us”? An Experiment Exploring the Role of Accent and Ethnicity in Representing the Voice of Scotland. Antoine Bilodeau. Professeur titulaire, Département de science politique Université Concordia. Professor of Political Science, Concordia University.

Who Can Speak on Behalf of “Us”?

Join Antoine Bilodeau, Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, for this in person event.
territorial autonomy

Does territorial autonomy redirect violence from the national to the subnational level?

There is increasing concern that territorial autonomy can generate new violence at the subnational level, in the form of communal clashes.
CCC Blog - Local Turnout in Europe

Local Turnout in Europe: The Roots of Municipal Politics

New book analyzes participation in local elections across Europe and applies a comparative approach. The book is based on the study of electoral results at the municipal level in 18 countries and more than 70,000 municipalities.
The Final Report of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

Kirsty Hughes in conversation with Dr Anwen Elias

Kirsty Hughes interviews Dr Anwen Elias on The Final Report of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales.
28 February 2024.
CCC Blog - Giorgia Meloni’s triumphal march stops in Sardinia

Giorgia Meloni’s triumphal march stops in Sardinia: a regional election with national implications

Despite some missing votes in the total count, the outcome of the regional election in Sardinia has now been accepted by all competing parties: the right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s party, Brothers of Italy, has been defeated by a coalition comprising the centre-left Democratic Party and the Five Star Movement.
Call for contributions

New Blog series – Call for contributions

New blog series with a focus on territorial politics and constitutional debates in the run-up to the next UK general election
The same, but different

The same, but different? A return to power-sharing in Northern Ireland

It’s hard not to question where and when challenges might arise that could trigger the next political crisis in Northern Ireland when the process of stop-start politics has become a perverse norm of governance here. Has anything changed this time around, and what does it mean for the future of power-sharing?
Territorial inequalities under devolution

Territorial inequalities under devolution: do Scottish and Welsh residents perceive a gap between capital cities and their local communities?

CCC Blog Posts - SelfDetermination

What Russia’s war Against Ukraine means for Self-Determination Claims Around the World

The causes and consequences of Russia’s war on Ukraine have been discussed extensively during the past two years and will likely keep international analysts busy for some time to come. There is a justified concern for the future of the liberal world order and the rules established in 1945.