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

RT @asenevents: CALL FOR PAPERS ASEN Annual Conference 'Nationalism and Multiculturalism' 22-23 April at @EdinburghUni Abstract Submis…

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This week marks 5 years since #indyref. What has changed? What remains the same? @McEwen_Nicola @MalcH @EveVHepburn… https://t.co/I0P6tkLNJ9

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RT @psa_parl: We're counting down to #Parl19 by highlighting an upcoming paper each Friday. This week: ‘‘Strengthening interparliamentary r…

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Thoughts from @ailsa_henderson on the implications of David Cameron's 19 September 2014 speech. https://t.co/U7EHBSqYNQ

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Posts by this author

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?

Scotland and the European Elections

CCC Director Professor Michael Keating previews this week's elections to the European Parliament as Scottish voters get an unexpected trip to the polls.
Brexit

Breaking the Deadlock

CCC Director Michael Keating looks at Nicola Sturgeon's proposals to break the constitutional deadlock.