Michael Keating

Director, Centre on Constitutional Change
University of Aberdeen
Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen and Director of ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change

Biography

Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, part-time Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change. He has a BA from the University of Oxford and in 1975 was the first PhD graduate from what is now Glasgow Caledonian University. He has taught in several universities including Strathclyde, Western Ontario and the European University Institute, as well as universities in Spain and France.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Social Sciences. Michael Keating is the author or editor of over thirty books on Scottish politics, European politics, nationalism and regionalism. Among his recent books are The Independence of Scotland (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Rescaling the European State (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Expertise

Constitution

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Posts by this author

Giant's Causeway

The Backstop is Gone. Welcome to the Backstop.

Michael Keating evaluates Boris Johnson's replacement for the backstop - a new version of the backstop.
UK Supreme Court

A Constitutional Court?

Michael Keating reflects on today's ruling, arguing that 'the Supreme Court at last start to act like a constitutional court'
Big Ben

The End of the Whig Constitution

The Brexit saga has not itself changed the constitution but has demonstrated its inadequacies in the age of modern politics when governments and parties are prepared to push it to its limits and beyond, says Professor Michael Keating.
Westminister

On prorogation

Professor Michael Keating responds to news of the PM's effort to prorogue parliament.
Pound coins

Should the devolved governments fear Westminster politicians bearing gifts?

Michael Keating examines the new Prime Minister's financial largesse to the devolved nations and argues that all is not what it seems.
20 years devolution

Has Devolution Lived up to its Promise?

In this week’s instalment of our series on devolution at twenty, CCC Director Professor Michael Keating asks whether devolution has fulfilled its promise?