Coree Brown Swan

Research Fellow, Centre on Constitutional Change
University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Biography

Dr. Coree Brown Swan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on the ESRC-funded Between Two Unions project, with a focus on institutional dynamics and relations. Her research interests include intergovernmental relations, comparative territorial politics, self-government parties and movements, and qualitative research methods. Key publications include a co-authored report Reforming Intergovernmental Relations in the United Kingdom (McEwen et al 2018) and Intergovernmental Relations and Parliamentary Scrutiny, prepared for the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament. (McEwen et al 2015). She has also published chapters on the currency union (Petersohn and Brown Swan, 2015) and the independence question in the Oxford Handbook of Scottish Politics (forthcoming). She has presented her research extensively at academic conferences and at events aimed at public audiences. Coree convenes a course on Scottish Politics at the University of Edinburgh and has tutored on courses on comparative politics and qualitative research. She also co-convenes the Territorial Politics Research Group and co-organises the Scottish Parliament’s External Experts Panel. Coree completed her MsC and PhD in politics at the University of Edinburgh and her MA in European Studies at Jagiellonian University.

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The U.K. will leave the European Union. Does that mean Scotland will leave the U.K.?

What does the general election result mean for Scotland? In her piece for the Washington Post, Coree Brown Swan considers the future of the union following Thursday's vote.

The 'other Union': Indyref2 and the future of the UK

A second independence referendum is no longer an if but a when argues Coree Brown Swan, University of Edinburgh. How will this play out and how might parties respond.
Analysing the Manifestos: The Liberal Democrats

Analysing the Manifestos: Maintaining the Union(s)

Unlike Labour, the Liberal Democrats have detailed proposals for the constitutional debate, with their focus on two unions - UK and EU. In our next instalment of Analysing the Manifestos, Coree Brown Swan discusses the Liberal Democrat's pledges, asking will they resonate with voters?
ANALYSING THE MANIFESTOS: LABOUR

Analysing the Manifestos: No radical change required?

Throughout the General Election campaign, we will analyse where the parties stand on constitutional issues. Following the launch of the Labour Party's manifesto, Dr Coree Brown Swan looks at Labour commitments.
Debating Scotland's Future

Indyref 5 Years On

As we mark the fifth anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, Coree Brown Swan rounds up the CCC's commentary and analysis.
20 years devolution

Introducing "Twenty Years of Devolution"

Dr. Coree Brown Swan introduces our new weekly blog series which reflects on the past decades of devolution and examines what we might expect to see in the coming years in all parts of the United Kingdom and across a wide range of policy areas.