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Turning Ethnicity against Ethnic Nationalities

In his contribution to our majority nationalism blog series, Alexandre Pelletier of Cornell University reflects on the twin faces of majority nationalism in Myanmar.

Referendum or Citizens’ Assembly? The Plot Thickens

CCC Fellow Professor Stephen Tierney (University of Edinburgh) assesses the constitutional realities facing the First Minister as she plots a path to a second independence referendum.

Breaking the Deadlock

CCC Director Michael Keating looks at Nicola Sturgeon's proposals to break the constitutional deadlock.

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.