The United Kingdom has set up federal systems across the world but has been reluctant to embrace the principle itself, whether in relation to its constituent nations or to Europe.
Opinion polls have consistently suggested strong support for the Scottish parliament to have powers over social security.
In response to discussions of devo-max (see part I), Paul Cairney examines the competences held by each govern
In a two part blog, Paul Cairney asks what will devo-max mean? And how will it play out in different policy areas?
Over 1.7m Scots were energised enough about the future of their country to campaign, research and turn out to vote for radical change on the 18th September. And according
Michael Keating on the result, offers of further devolution, the Barnett Formula and a poisoned chalice.
So Scotland voted no. Yes won 45% of the vote, significantly short of a majority and indeed what most of the polls in the run-up to the referendum suggested.
After the all-night event at the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland Hub, Richard Parry gives initial reflections on what the result means for devolution policy.
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Director of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland teams, looks at the implications of the Prime Minister’s statement on the victory of the No campaign in the indepen