Malcolm Harvey

Governance, Centre on Constitutional Change


Malcolm Harvey is a researcher on the ESRC-funded project "Constitutional Futures and Models of Policy-Making" as part of ESRC's commitment to fund academic research into the Scottish constitutional debate. The project seeks to consider what scope would Scotland have to fashion its own social and economic settlement under different constitutional scenarios, given the legal, institutional and economic constraints it would face.  

Malcolm graduated from the University of Stirling in 2006 with a first-class Honours degree in Politics, and received his MScEcon in Terrorism and International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2008.  His PhD, submitted to the University of Stirling in 2013, considered the constitutional consultations run by the Scottish and Welsh Governments during the 2007-11 Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly terms.  He has taught modules on British Politics and Political Theory at both the University of Stirling and the University of Strathclyde.

Malcolm lives in Aberdeenshire with his wife, his daughter and his cat.

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Options for Holyrood's MOT

The Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer has suggested that Holyrood's committee system is in need of review. Malcolm Harvey considers the options.
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Who has the Aces in Brexit Poker Game?

The cards are still being dealt in the diplomatic poker game that is the Brexit negotiations but, asks Malcolm Harvey, how strong is the SNP's hand?
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Brexit Reflections - Who is the captain of the ship now?

Malcolm Harvey discusses issues around a referendum that was supposed to resolve the UK’s position in Europe but appears to have muddied it further.

The EU referendum is about more than the EU

Malcolm Harvey discusses ramifications of the vote for relationships between the component nations of the UK.

Rejected, yet elected?

The electoral system for the Scottish Parliament means that candidates rejected by voters in the constituency section may still find themselves in Holyrood, courtesy of the regional lists. Malcolm Harvey suggests that those very parliamentarians may be called on to address this quirk in the system in the next session.
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Who will be the Scottish Secretary if SNP sweep the boards on Thursday?

Malcolm Harvey discusses that if if the polls are correct and the SNP win more than 50 seats, the question does present some interesting options.