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Constitutionally Sound episode 10: The Constitutional Future of Wales

New podcast episode examines the constitutional future of Wales

In this episode of Constitutionally Sound, our host Nicola McEwen is joined by Laura McAllister, Professor of Public Policy and the Governance of Wales at Cardiff University, to discuss the constitutional future of Wales.
A League-Union of the Isles

Constitutional reflections and renewal

Glyndwr Cennydd Jones has launched his new e-book A League-Union of the Isles, now available to read, download and print. In this blog, he takes us through the essays included in the book, a collection of his constitutional writing since 2016.
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Managing a harder border: The bare essentials for an independent Scotland

In a new report launched last week, Professors Katy Hayward and Nicola McEwen consider the prospect of an independent Scotland within the EU and what that might mean for Scotland's borders. In this blog, Katy gives an insight into that report, examining what border management might look like for Scotland in that scenario.
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Worth the wait? Reforming Intergovernmental Relations

Professor Nicola McEwen examines the long-awaited conclusions to the Joint Review of Intergovernmental Relations. She suggests that the reforms, on paper, could mark a step-change in IGR, but cautions that, effective IGR requires not just a change of machinery and process, but a cultural change too. 
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What’s happening in Wales, and what does it mean for Ireland-Wales relations?

Jonathan Evershed looks at the important foundations on which to build a stronger Ireland-Wales relationship.
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The Northern Ireland Protocol: make up or break down?

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.
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Sovereignty referendums: Common legal and political issues.

In this blog post, Ilker Gokhan Sen - visiting researcher at the University of Bergen Faculty of Law and an alumnus of the 2021 Centre on Constitutional Change Summer School - examines the common legal and political issues around sovereignty referendums.
Sarah Kyambi

Working Towards New Choices on Migration for Scotland

Dr Sarah Kyambi, Director, Migration Policy Scotland writes: "June 30th 2021 marks the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)."
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Brexit: A journey through the archives

Coree Brown Swan goes back into the archives and examines what our experts had to say in the days following the Brexit vote. For five years of analysis on Brexit and constitutional change, visit our Brexit blogs.