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A very different general election in Scotland

The dynamics of the upcoming general election are very different in Scotland in comparison to the rest of the UK, argues Nicola McEwen in her blog for UK in a Changing Europe, as Brexit is unlikely to be the defining issue, and the SNP look to dominate force.
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General Election 2019 in Northern Ireland: Unionist U-turns and pro-Remain pacts

The 2019 General Election signals a dramatic change in the Northern Irish political landscape. Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, analyses whats happening in key seats throughout the country and tackles the issues that will dominate the debate.
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Legislating for EU withdrawal: do the devolved institutions really have 'no role'?

There has been no analysis comparing the treatment of devolution in May's and Johnson's Brexit deals, even though the Withdrawal Agreement could have profound impact on devolved institutions. In this blog from UK in a Changing Europe, Nicola McEwen discusses the role of devolved institutions in scrutinising the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
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A territorial perspective on the UK proposals to replace the backstop

Nicola McEwen asks how might the devolved governments of Wales and Scotland respond to Boris Johnson's proposals for Northern Ireland?
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Scotland’s media, politics and the digital revolution

Professor Philip Schlesinger of the University of Glasgow looks at Scotland’s post-devolution media and the wider forces driving change in the communications ecology.
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Indyref reflections

Five years on, have the fundamentals of independence changed? Friends and fellows of the CCC respond.
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Indyref 5 Years On

As we mark the fifth anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, Coree Brown Swan rounds up the CCC's commentary and analysis.
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Brexit and the Union: what next for Scotland in the UK?

Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at DEXEU and now Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on what the ongoing Brexit uncertainties may mean for Scotland and the Union
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Will Ruth Davidson’s resignation have an impact on Brexit?

In a blog originally published at the UK in a Changing Europe, Professor Nicola McEwen discusses the implications of Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson's resignation.