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Covid-19 Excess Deaths: a comparison between Scotland and England/Wales

There has been a steady flow of daily statisics for Covid-19 cases in the UK, however, these are most probably understatements of true numbers. John Houston, University of Stirling, provides an in-depth analysis of Covid-19 cases and 'excess' death rates to allow comparisons between Scotland, England and Wales.
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Reasonableness the Welsh Way

Guest blog from Professor Emyr Lewis and Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University, interpreting the lockdown provisions in the Public Health (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
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Hong Kong’s National Security Law: weaponizing the constitution, securitizing authoritarianism

Jean-François Dupré discusses recent events in Hong Kong, where the central government has undertaken to impose its National Security Law (NSL). What is the likely impact on the democracy movement and Hong Kong's constitution?
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Coronavirus and the Constitution

Is devolution problematic to crisis management? In this guest blog, Jim Gallagher provides an overview of the UK and devolved governments' approach to COVID-19, and discusses how the pandemic is likely to impact upon devolution in the UK.
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Newsom's (Nation) State of California: Territorial Ambiguity and Ambition in the Covid-19 Crisis

Judith Sijstermans, University of Birmingham, highlights the disjointed approach taken by the United States in the COVID-19 crisis, exploring how the pandemic has enabled Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, to promote the state's autonomous role in domestic and foreign politics. 
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Devolution arrangements within the UK during the next phase of Brexit

Jack Sheldon, University of Cambridge, and Hedydd Phylip, Cardiff University, discuss the next stage of Brexit negotiations and how the UK Government can involve the devolved nations in negotiations over frameworks in devolved policy areas.