Fiona Mackay

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Fiona
Mackay
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Dean and Head of School; Professor of Politics
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University of Edinburgh
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Fiona Mackay is Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science, and Professor of Politics. She served as Director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science (2009-12), Deputy Director (2003-07), and Politics Postgraduate Adviser (2007-8). She was a member of the ESRC Virtual Research College (2003-2008), the ESRC Case Studentship Panel (2005-07), and the ESRC DTC Peer Review College (2010).

She serves on the editorial board of Policy and Politics (from 2012) and Politics & Gender (from 2014). Fiona convenes the Gender Politics Research Group which hosts the twitter feed @genderpol and the blog genderpolitics@edinburgh. She co-directs the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network (FIIN www.femfiin.com). Fiona is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).

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Politics and International Relations

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  • 16th August 2018

    A week after the state of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in the UK was highlighted by the UK government’s law officers standing in opposition to their devolved counterparts in the UK Supreme Court, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee published a report on improving IGR after Brexit. Jack Sheldon discusses the methods by which England could gain distinct representation — something it currently lacks — in a new IGR system.

  • 10th August 2018

    Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution.

  • 8th August 2018

    The UK in a Changing Europe has formed a new Brexit Policy Panel (BPP). The BPP is a cross-disciplinary group of over 100 leading social scientists created to provide ongoing analysis of where we have got to in the Brexit process, and to forecast where we are headed. Members of the UK in a Changing Europe Brexit Policy Panel complete a monthly survey addressing three key areas of uncertainty around Brexit: if —and when—the UK will leave the EU; how Brexit will affect British politics; and what our relationship with the EU is likely to look like in the future. The CCC participates on the Panel.

  • 2nd August 2018

    The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issued its report ‘Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships’. Discussing its contents, Professor Nicola McEwen suggests that the report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research. It also shines a light on some of the more difficult challenges ahead.

  • 31st July 2018

    The politicisation of Brexit, combined with deteriorating relations between London and Dublin, has created a toxic atmosphere in Northern Ireland, says Mary Murphy, which will require imagination and possibly new institutions to resolve.

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