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Online event: Northern Ireland election in a constitutional key

Expert panel to discuss power-sharing in Northern Ireland, following the elections

Following the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections 2022, this online CCC event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss power-sharing and the constitutional future of Northern Ireland in the UK.
Catalonia, Scotland and the EU: Visions of Independence and Integration

WATCH – Book launch: Catalonia, Scotland and the EU

The recording of our recent online book launch for Catalonia, Scotland and the EU: Visions of Independence and Integration is now available to watch on the Centre’s YouTube channel.

Estimating semantic change in UK constitutional discourse

Alex Schwartz, Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Glasgow examines informal semantic changes that may have accompanied more formal changes to the UK's constitutions over the past few decades. 
Constitutionally Sound Episode 9: The Conservatives in Scotland

Experts discuss the Conservatives in Scotland in new podcast episode

In this new episode of Constitutionally Sound - the Centre on Constitutional Change's podcast - our host Nicola McEwen is joined by guests Alan Convery and Andy Maciver to discuss the Conservatives in Scotland.
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New review into representation of women in Scottish Parliament

CCC Co-Director Meryl Kenny has joined the academic advisory board for a new review of the representation and participation of women in the Scottish Parliament, launched today by Holyrood’s Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone.
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Did COVID-19 change campaigning in the Scottish and Welsh Parliament Elections of 2021? Evidence from campaign spending returns

Following campaign spending returns being published this week by the Electoral Commission, Dr Alistair Clark, Reader in Politics at Newcastle University, analyses how election campaign spending might have changed under Covid-19 circumstances in the Scottish and Welsh elections of 2021.
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The Union Connectivity Review and Unionism

Dan Wincott, Cardiff University and CCC Fellow, examines Sir Peter Hendry's Union Connectivity Review and what it reveals about the Union, covering the ‘Boris Bridge’, connectivity in Wales, and inconsistencies in the Review.
Welsh Parliament

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.
COP 26 globe in Blue Zone

Multilevel Politics, Climate and COP26

Elizabeth Bomberg reports back from COP26, stressing that the underlying message is worth repeating: substate actors are absolutely core to addressing climate change. All levels of governance – whether cooperating or competing - are needed to increase ambition and deliver the change needed.