Andrew Neal

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Andrew
Neal
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Senior Lecturer - Politics and International Relations, School of Social and Political Science
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University of Edinburgh
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Andrew Neal is working on a book on parliamentary security politics.

He is principal convenor of the ESRC seminar series 'Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change'.

His most recent book is "Exceptionalism and the politics of counter-terrorism: liberty, security and the war on terror" (Routledge 2010).

His research sits between international relations theory, political theory, sociology and security studies. He is particularly poststructural, critical, and sociological approaches to security; and the work and reception of Carl Schmitt and Michel Foucault in IR and security studies.

Twitter - @AndrewWNeal

Blog - securitypolitics.wordpress.com

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Andrew Neal reports on the ‘Security in Scotland’ publication on intelligence and security oversight in an independent Scotland. The report notes that in order to ensure effective domestic oversight, an independent Scotland would need more politicians.  Today my colleagues and I have published our f... Read more
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Report on the fourth of six events in the seminar series: Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change   Principal investigator and corresponding author:  Dr Andrew Neal, University of Edinburgh   Lead co-investigators: Dr Juliet Kaarbo (University of Edinburgh) Prof Charles Raab (Un... Read more
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Report on the third of six events in the seminar series: Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change Key points: Scotland to an extent already resembles a small western European state in its police and security arrangements. Scotland faces the same choices as its comparative neighbo... Read more
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On January 31st 2014, Andrew Neal's project held the second of six seminars to discuss the security implications of Scottish independence. The event considered the risks and threats that the UK faces according to the National Security Strategy and whether these would be the same for an independent S... Read more
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by Andrew Neal, Principal Convenor of the ESRC seminar series 'Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change'. The security and intelligence plans in the white paper build on Scotland’s strengths in policing and resilience by proposing a single integrated security service. There are no... Read more
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The Home Secretary is disingenuous to claim that an independent Scotland would be left out of the loop on our island’s security, writes Dr Andrew Neal in the 12 November 2013 edition of The Scotsman. Theresa May’s Scotland Analysis: Security paper, published recently, is two things: factual and poli... Read more
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This seminar report describes the first of six sessions designed to tackle the topic of 'Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change'. The first session brought together policymakers, politicias, practioners, and academics to discuss how the current security arrangements work in Scot... Read more
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Dr Andrew Neal blogs from the Festival of Politics 2013 This was an elegant lesson in democratic politics. A few in the audience wanted to heckle and speak out of turn. The rest were having none of it, insisting through a collective murmur that they should follow the unspoken rules. Similarly, the p... Read more
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