Jan Eichhorn

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Chancellor's Fellow in Social Policy
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University of Edinburgh
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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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Latest blogs

  • 19th October 2018

    Proposed revisions to the Basque Statute of Autonomy have revealed underlying tensions but the fault lines are not where an outside observer might assume they would be. They are fundamental and political and, explains Michael Keating, unlikely to be resolved by technocratic debate.

  • 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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