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New Episode Constitutionally Sound - Governing England

In our latest episode of our podcast, Constitutionally Sound, our host Allan Little is joined by Professor Michael Kenny to explore governance in England.
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South Tyrol: Minority Identities beyond Linguistic Divisions

In this, our last installment from our collaboration with H-Nationalism, Patrick Utz (University of Edinburgh) explores national identities in South Tyrol in the 20th and 21st century. 
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Sign Up Now: Seminar on Covid-19 and the future of devolution in England

Sign up for our latest briefing exploring governance and devolution in England.
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New podcast from CCC!

Trying to keep up with the ever-changing debate over constitutional change? You’re not alone. We are very excited to announce the launch of our podcast, Constitutionally Sound! In episode 1, our host, Allan Little, discusses Brexit, devolution and the future of the Union with CCC's Nicola McEwen and Philip Rycroft.
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Devolution or delegation? What the revolt of the metro mayors over lockdown tells us about English devolution

Will the row between Westminster and the metro mayors over Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns lead to reforms to create a decentralised administrative model in England? Michael Kenny and Tom Kelsey, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, discuss.
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Brexit, Wales and the Internal Market Bill: a failure of soft law?

A long read from Greg Davies, Cardiff University, discussing intergovernmental relations during the Brexit process and how the UK Internal Market Bill represents a failure of soft law.
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The Scottish Continuity Bill. Will it work?

Michael Keating discusses the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, exploring its aims and the challenges the Scottish Government face with this Bill.
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The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Giada Lagana, Cardiff University, discusses her new book 'The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process'. In this blog, Giada provides an overview of the book and explores the role of the EU in the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as its role more generally in peace building, and the impact of Brexit for Northern Ireland. 
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The Populism and Sub-State Nationalism Nexus in Flanders

Judith Sijsterman details how the Flemish sub-state approach has incorporated populist narratives and how this populist turn has led to the adoption of an identitarian approach.