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14th June 2017
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Brexit: Implications for the devolution settlement of any UK common frameworks: The Committee took evidence from-
Professor Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen;
Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh;
Professor Aileen McHarg, University of Strathclyde.
12th June 2017
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The last of our UK General Election podcasts. This week Professor Nicola McEwen, Professor Ailsa Henderson and Dr Alan Convery of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science look at the recent variations in the polls. How can they all offer different results?
 
31st May 2017
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The fourth in a series of five podcasts coinciding with the UK General Election Campaign.This week Professor Nicola McEwen and Dr Alan Convery of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science look at the UK nations and discuss whether this is a territorial election.
31st May 2017
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The third in a series of five podcasts coinciding with the UK General Election Campaign.This week Professor Ailsa Henderson of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science & Mark Diffley, Director at Ipsos MORI Scotland discuss the polls. What are they saying, how reliable are they, how should they be interpreted? Elections @ edinburgh gets behind the numbers on the GE2017 campaign trail.
17th May 2017
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The second in a series of five podcasts coinciding with the UK General Election Campaign.   This week Dr Alan Convery & Coree Brown Swan of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, discuss how political parties are positioning themselves in advance of the 2017 General Election.  
15th May 2017
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The first in a series of five podcasts coinciding with the UK General Election Campaign. This week Dr Meryl Kenny & Prof Nasar Meer of the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, discuss diversity in the campaign & lessons from local elections.
26th October 2016
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The Scottish government is indignant over its Brexit plans. If the Scots don't get a say, will they attempt to break free from Great Britain? Featuring Professor Nicola McEwen, Associate Director, Centre on Constitutional Change
26th October 2016
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Professor Nicola McEwen, Centre on Constitutional Change talks to Dave Sinardet, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of Brussels. She asks how the the Brexit referendum result has been viewed by politicians within Belgium.
 

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