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Category Archives: Constitution
The Uncelebrated Union
Neil Walker responds to last week’s debate, noting that ‘what was not said was more interesting and more revealing than what was’. This piece was originally published at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum. Last week’s first televised debate of the referendum campaign … Continue reading
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Constituting Scotland: a Retreat from Politics?
Writing at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, Stephen Tierney discusses the prospect of an interim constitution in the event of a yes vote. The Scottish Government has recently announced its intention to introduce a draft Scottish Independence Bill into the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading
Labour’s Devolution Proposals: More questions than answers
Writing at the Future of the UK and Scotland site, Nicola McEwen examines the proposals put forth by the Labour Party’s Devolution Commission. The future of the welfare state has been a key feature of the referendum campaign. Against the … Continue reading
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Why is Scottish independence unclear?
In a post at the UK Constitutional Law Association, Stephen Tierney reflects on outstanding issues on the debate and the role that academics can and should play in bringing people answers. As commentators we seem to end many of our contributions to the … Continue reading
Hijacking the Debate
In a post originally published at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, Neil Walker discusses the nature of interventions by the president of the EU Commission and the ramifications it might play in the debate. He argues in favour of national … Continue reading
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Does Scotland have the right to secede?
The University of Edinburgh’s Kieran Oberman discusses whether Scotland possesses a moral right to secede. What is perhaps most striking about the debate regarding Scottish independence is not what people are saying but what they are ignoring. When one brings the philosophical literature … Continue reading
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A different Scotland is happening
At the launch of their new book, After Independence, Gerry Hassan and James Mitchell discuss the constitutional options for Scotland, the implications of the white paper and the potential to expand the debate. Many words will be written this week … Continue reading
The Receding Tape
In a post published at the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, Neil Walker reflects on the implications of the referendum, questioning whether it will provide a decisive conclusion. And so the countdown begins. But the countdown to what? Twelve months from … Continue reading
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Future of the UK: The English Perspective
A major survey reveals an added dimension to the debate over the future of the UK and it’s being driven by discontent among English voters, writes Charlie Jeffery It is easy to think that the future of the UK is … Continue reading
Podcast: Scottish governance under developing constitutional relationships
The Future of the UK and Scotland conference 2-3 May 2013 focused on the key issues facing Scotland and the UK in the run-up to and following the referendum of 2014. This podcast present the key issues highlighted in the … Continue reading
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