Eve Hepburn

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Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
University of Edinburgh
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Dr Eve Hepburn is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Eve is also Associate Editor of Scottish Affairs and International Editorial Board Member of the Island Studies Journal.

Eve was Founding Depute Director of the Academy of Government and was Co-Director of the Master of Public Policy (MPP), Executive Programme in Public Policy, and Postgraduate Certificate in Practice in Government (2010-2012). She was Co-Editor of Regional & Federal Studies from 2007-2012 and Co-Convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism from 2008-2013. Eve joined the Department in February 2007 as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. During 2008-10 she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship and directed the MSc Multi-level and Regional Politics. Prior to this, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. She has also held Visiting Fellowships at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), McGill University (Montreal), European University Institute (Florence), Università di Cagliari (Sardinia), University of Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Aland Islands Peace Institute (Finland) and Großbritannien-Zentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany).

In November 2012, Eve was awarded the University of Edinburgh's 'Rising Star Award' by HRH The Princess Royal in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and teaching.

Eve is strongly committed to public engagement and has provided advice and consultancy to a range of organisations including, most recently, providing expert testimony to the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on the draft Scotland clauses, the Scottish Parliament on its international strategy, and the Sardinian Government on revising its special statute.

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Eve Hepburn explores the SNP government's approach to EU nationals in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit.  One of the issues that appears to have infuriated First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the most in the post-EU referendum political turmoil is the insecurity it has created for EU nationals living... Read more
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Nicola Sturgeon vowed to explore all options to keep Scotland in the EU. Eve Hepburn asks, what might these options be and how likely are they to be successful? IN the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Nicola Sturgeon has stated that the prospect of taking Scotland out of the EU against its will is “dem... Read more
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Eve Hepburn explores the possibility of a federacy model for Scotland. This post was originally published at E-IR. A great deal of analysis has gone into why Scotland voted ‘no’ to separating from the UK, in a referendum on independence held on 18 September 2014, by 55% to 45%. In a series of sophis... Read more
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One can imagine that the European Commission breathed a collective sigh of relief when the results of the Scottish independence referendum were announced on 19 September 2014. The independence referendum had created a headache - if not a chronic migraine - for officials in Brussels, in trying to fig... Read more
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In a blog originally published on the PSA blog, Eve Hepburn discusses the days after the referendum. In Scotland the traditional cure for a hangover is a can of Irn-Bru – the nation’s favourite bubble-gum flavoured soft-drink. And it is very likely that today, Irn-Bru owners AG Barr will be doing a... Read more
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In a blog originally published at LSE Politics and Policy, Eve Hepburn discusses the need for change whatever the referendum outcome. With a day to go, the result of the independence referendum in Scotland balances on a knife-edge. The latest ‘poll of polls’ has put the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps on a vir... Read more
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In a blog originally published by the LSE European Politics and Policy blog, Eve Hepburn looks at the impact the Scottish vote might have on the Italian regions. Something peculiar is happening in Italy. A country that was reluctantly soldered together by the efforts of Mazzini, Cavour and Garibaldi... Read more
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  • 19th October 2018

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  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

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