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17th July 2017
post by Michael Keating

Michael Keating considers the EU Withdrawal bill and explains that it has sizable implications for the future of devolution and the UK constitution more generally.

12th July 2017
post by Michael Keating

What will happen in Catalonia on October 1? Something, for sure, says Michael Keating, but it's really not clear what that will be.

28th June 2017
post by Richard Parry

The First Minister's statement to parliament was uncomfortable for her but at least gives her a deadline. In the light of which, suggests Richard Parry, political observers might like to look at a calendar.

27th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Margaret Smith, former Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh West, discusses how much was expected of the Lib Dems going into this year’s elections.

27th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

Simon Clark, Head of School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, suggests that the election campaign put Europe into perspective. It is neither the root cause of our problems, nor a magic solution to them.

26th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

If nothing else, Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit. It requires sustained mobilisation through actors, institutions and ideas, now as much as ever. Nasar Meer looks at what's next.

26th June 2017
post by Stephen Tierney

Stephen Tierney asks; what, if any, impact is a hung Parliament likely to have upon ‘English Votes for English laws (EVEL)’?

26th June 2017
post by Centre on Const...

The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June 2016 has given birth to new political identities, a new report by The UK in a Changing Europe shows. This major report includes contributions from CCC fellows and other leading scholars throughout the UK.

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