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Truss and Sturgeon wait for the Supreme Court

After the Supreme Court oral hearings, Richard Parry assesses the submissions of both sides on an independence referendum and the way the case might be decided
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New currency best option for Scotland, says report by expert on political economy

A new currency would be better for an independent Scotland than an informal currency union with the UK, according to a new report on developments in central banking by the Centre on Constitutional Change.
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WATCH: Brexit and devolution

How has Brexit affected the relationship between the UK and devolved governments? A new animation from the Centre on Constitutional Change explains the impact of Brexit on devolution.
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From conflict to procedures: Taming independence referendums

Francesco Palermo of the University of Verona writes for our blog series on the domestic political implications and international echoes of the independence bid in Catalonia, a collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research.
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The media coverage of the Catalan self-determination process in Canada

André Lecours of the University of Ottawa writes for our blog series on the domestic political implications and international echoes of the independence bid in Catalonia, a collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research.
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A fork in the road

Following his recent interview with Kenny Farquharson in The Times, Stephen Noon, former chief strategist at Yes Scotland and now a research scholar at the University of Edinburgh, explores more fully his thoughts on how to move beyond polarised constitutional debate in Scotland.
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The quest for independence in Catalonia: Between the rule of law and the principle of democracy

Alberto López Basaguren University of the Basque Country writes for our blog series on the domestic political implications and international echoes of the independence bid in Catalonia, a collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research.
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Constitutional erosion in Spain: the Catalan pro-independence crisis

Núria González Campañá, University of Barcelona, writes for our blog series on the domestic political implications and international echoes of the independence bid in Catalonia, a collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research.
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Democratic system and territorial integration: the effects and consequences of Catalonia’s quest for independence

Ana Carmona Contreras, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Seville, writes for our blog series on the domestic political implications and international echoes of the independence bid in Catalonia, a collaboration with the Institute for Comparative Federalism at EURAC Research.