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Northern Ireland: The United Kingdom’s Non-Nation

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Lisa Claire Whitten argues that despite the current narrative of the “four nations of the United Kingdom”, this language is problematic, calling Northern Ireland “a nation” is to misunderstand the place and its politics.

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Sovereignty-enhancing or sovereignty-constraining? Taking stock of 25 years of EU-membership for the Åland Islands

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Susann Simolin takes stock of whether the Åland Islands have maintained their autonomy after Finland joined the European Union.

Language, Religion and Difference: An Empirical Study from Québec and Anglo-Canada

In a blog post from the CCC’s summer school, Övgü Ülgen examines the experience of North African Jews in Montréal and Toronto, assessing the role that the language and religion of the host society plays in fostering their integration.
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The Irish Border - What Do We Know and What Should We Do About...?

The CCC is proud to announce the publication of Professor Katy Hayward’s book “The Irish Border”
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VIDEO Between Independence and Union

The constitutional debate has become polarised between support for and opposition to independence. But what are the options between independence and the Union as currently configured?
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A League-Union of the Isles of Britain

With the Welsh government today launching its plans for a national conversation on Wales’ constitutional future, Glyndwr Cennydd Jones asks “If we were offered a hypothetical opportunity to constitute Britain from ‘scratch’ once more today, would we consciously choose the model of a centralised unitary state that we have inherited?” This essay extracted from Whose Wales? The Battle for Welsh Devolution and Nationhood: 1880 to 2020 explores this and other questions.
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CCC team wins Bernard Crick Prize for Best Article

Members of the CCC team Nicola McEwen, Mike Kenny, Jack Sheldon and Coree Brown Swan were awarded the 2021 Bernard Crick Prize for Best Article published in Political Quarterly.
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Pardons in Catalonia: dampening the flames of territorial conflict?

Carles Ferreira Torres is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent and an alumnus of the 2021 Centre on Constitutional Change Summer School.
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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)."