Jan Eichhorn

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Chancellor's Fellow in Social Policy
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By Dr Jan Eichhorn on behalf of the d|part team. d|part is a think tank committed to research and public debate on the topic of political participation.    When it became clear on Friday morning that the United Kingdom had decided to leave the European Union in a referendum a mixture of shock and jo... Read more
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The results of the general election in Scotland were described by Ed Miliband as a "nationalist surge" however, explains Jan Eichhorn, voting for the SNP and supporting and supporting independence are two different things.    The 2015 general election will be memorable for many reasons, a key one be... Read more
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Jan Eichhorn on engaging young people with politics: Trusting schools and enfranchising 16-year olds. This post originally appeared on YouthLink Scotland. The referendum on Scottish independence was remarkable in many ways. But one key feature had little to do with the relationship of Scotland and t... Read more
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This blog originally appeared on What Scotland Thinks Following on from a similar survey conducted in April and May 2013 a team of Edinburgh University researchers, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council through its Future of the UK and Scotland Programme and working under the umbrella... Read more
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The proportion of people under the age of 18 who would vote yes in the Scottish independence referendum increased in the past year, research shows.Support for independence has risen to 29 per cent among under-18s who are eligible to vote compared with 23 per cent in a similar representative survey i... Read more
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This blog originally appeared on What Scotland Thinks. Reposted with thanks to ScotCen and What Scotland Thinks. We have seen a tightening of the referendum race during the first few months of 2014. Although  ‘No’ remains in the lead in all of the polls and in many still substantially ahead, its sha... Read more
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In a piece for The Conversation, Jan Eichorn looks at how young people’s views on political issues form and why we should not equate disengagement with political apathy. Young people are accused of many things: being individualistic, hedonistic and spending most of their time in front of computers.... Read more
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In a piece for The Conversation, Jan Eichorn analyses an important group of voters: those who have not yet decided. A lot of things have been said about those who have not made their minds up yet with regards to whether they will vote yes or no in this year’s referendum on Scotland’s constitutional... Read more
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Every week we are confronted with a range of polls and survey results about people’s attitudes on Scotland’s constitutional future. Newspapers and TV magazines are full of them, campaigners use them to substantiate their points and online discussion users engage with them to convince others of their... Read more
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The minimum voting age for the Scottish independence referendum will be 16 rather than the usual one of 18. Many commentators have expressed strong views on whether this is a good idea or not. On the one hand it has been argued that younger people can judge the merits of or problems with independenc... Read more
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  • 22nd January 2019

    The UK is increasingly polarised by Brexit identities and they seem to have become stronger than party identities, a new academic report finds. Only one in 16 people did not have a Brexit identity, while more than one in five said they had no party identity. Sir John Curtice’s latest analysis of public opinion on a further referendum finds there has been no decisive shift in favour of another referendum. The report, Brexit and public opinion 2019, by The UK in a Changing Europe, provides an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to public opinion on each of the key issues around Brexit. CCC Fellow, Dr Coree Brown Swan contributed a chapter on "the SNP, Brexit and the politics of independence"

  • 22nd January 2019

    In the papers accompanying the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill published at the end of 2018, the UK Government says that it is “exploring opportunities to co-design the final proposals with the devolved administrations.” There are clear benefits in having strong co-operation and collaboration across the UK in the oversight of our environmental law and performance. Yet the challenge of finding a way forward in terms of working together is substantial since each part of the UK is in a different position at present. Given where things stand today, it may be better to accept that a good resolution is not possible immediately and to revisit the issue at a later stage - so long as there is a strong commitment to return and not allow interim arrangements to become fixed. Colin Reid, Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Dundee examines the issues.

  • 17th January 2019

    Richard Parry assesses a memorable day in UK parliamentary history as the Commons splits 432-202 on 15 January 2019 against the Government's recommended Brexit route. It was the most dramatic night at Westminster since the Labour government’s defeat on a confidence motion in 1979.

  • 17th January 2019

    What is the Irish government’s Brexit wish-list? The suggestion that Irish unity, as opposed to safeguarding political and economic stability, is the foremost concern of the Irish government is to misunderstand and misrepresent the motivations of this key Brexit stakeholder, writes Mary C. Murphy (University College Cork).

  • 17th January 2019

    Brexit is in trouble but not because of the Irish backstop, argues the CCC's Michael Keating.

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