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Does the use of majority and minority mislead when addressing nationalism?

In our ongoing series on majority nationalism, Brian Girvin reflects on the language of majority and minority.

Half in, half out? Sinn Féin’s “all-Ireland” strategy in the European Elections

CCC Fellow Patrick Utz (University of Edinburgh) looks at how Sinn Féin approach the European elections in both parts of Ireland.

Is Tory unionism the greatest obstacle to Brexit?

As the Brexit process continues, the Conservative Party is finding it hard to reconcile its desire to leave the EU with its longstanding commitment to maintaining the territorial and political union of the United Kingdom. CCC Fellow Professor Michael Kenny (University of Cambridge) argues that, far from introducing a destabilising element to an otherwise sound constitutional set-up, Brexit has instead amplified and accelerated the debate about the UK’s territorial constitution.

Finding the Ways Forward on Kashmir

Dr Nitasha Kaul shares her personal and academic reflections on the ongoing crisis in Kashmir.
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Towards a Devolution Backstop? UK government-devolved government relations after Brexit.

Two years after the invocation of Article 50, CCC Co-Director Professor Nicola McEwen analyses the state of relations between London and the devolved administrations, warning that if Brexit damages the autonomy of the devolved institutions without increasing their influence, relationships between the UK’s territories may become ever more strained.

Taiwan: A Puzzle for Majority Nationalism?

Jean-François Dupré explores majority nationalism in Taiwan.
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The Brexit end game approaches

Richard Parry discusses the way that deadlines, numbers and intelligence about UK politics are interacting in a Brexit situation changing by the day

Brexit: A democratic event may come to the rescue

CCC Fellow Richard Parry discusses the looming Brexit deadlines which include the long-foreseen European Parliament election timetable

Has Brexit destroyed the constitution?

The Brexit deadlock has exposed serious deficiencies in the United Kingdom’s uncodified constitution.