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Comparative Perspectives on Secession series: The politics of constitutional reform and secession in Canada and Spain
In the first in our Comparative Perspectives on Secession series, join our panel as they provide comparative context to the UK constitutional debate, with reflections from Canada and Spain.
In this guest blog, Stephen Gethins, University of St Andrews, provides an overview of his new book 'Nation to Nation: Scotland's Place in the World' exploring Scotland's "foreign policy footprint".
Fraser McMillan, University of Glasgow, discusses the events over the last few weeks relating to Alex Salmond, the First Minister and the SNP, asking what will be the impact on the SNP's prospects at May's election?
Alistair Clark (Newcastle University) on the legislation and timing governing a second Scottish independence referendum arguing that the vote is very unlikely to happen in 2021.
Catalan regional election took place on Sunday (14 February) with pro-independence parties increasing their overall majority. This election saw the lowest turnout on record, but this does not take away from the constitutional significance of the vote. CCC's Daniel Cetrà and Michael Keating give their views.
With Scottish Parliament and Senedd elections in May, are there lessons that the new leader of Scottish Labour can learn from its counterpart in Wales? CCC's Deputy Director, Coree Brown Swan, and former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones MS, discuss this and much more in the latest episode of our podcast Constitutionally Sound.
From their recently published article, Judith Sijstermans (University of Birmingham) and Coree Brown Swan (Centre on Constitutional Change) examine how European sub-state nationalist parties, specifically the Flemish Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) and the Scottish National Party (SNP), provided support and solidarity throughout the 2017 Catalan referendum.
John Denham, University of Southampton examines English identity and British unionism in the wake of Brexit - are we likely to see a change to the system of governance in England?
Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast discusses the implications of the Northern Ireland Protocol and what this might mean for Northern Ireland's place in the Union.