Research briefings

Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change: Third report, August 2014

Report on the third of six events in the seminar series: Security in Scotland, with or without constitutional change

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Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, August 2014

UK-Irish interdependence today can provide valuable insights for Scottish-UK border relations, as some of the interdependences and the management of these could also apply to Scottish-UK border relations in the event of independence.

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The Scottish Independence Debate: Evidence from Business Summary Report (Working Paper)

On September 18th, 2014, Scots will vote on whether to become independent from, or to remain part of the United Kingdom. It is a Union that Scotland has shared since 1707.

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Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change briefing, August 2014

Nicola McEwen

Key Points

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Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change briefing, August 2014

Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle

Executive Summary

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Ailsa Henderson, Liam Delaney, Robert Liñeira, Future of the UK and Scotland, August 2014
On 18 September Scottish residents will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on independence.  There have been numerous surveys tracking voter attitudes to independence and the website What Scotland Thinks provides a useful resource on general trends.
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ScotCen Social Research briefing, August 2014

Women are less likely than men to say they will vote Yes to Scottish independence this September. This paper uses data from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey (SSA) to explore this ‘gender gap’. It looks at where the gap is greatest and what, if anything, might explain it.

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ScotCen Social Research briefing, August 2014

In a previous ScotCen briefing it was shown that a third of all respondents to the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2013 had not decided which way to vote in the referendum. This new briefing looks at who is still undecided, as measured by the 2014 survey.

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ScotCen Social Research briefing, August 2014

Scotland’s voters go to the polls on 18th September in order to choose whether to stay in the United Kingdom or to leave and become an independent country.

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Angus Armstrong and David McCarthy, NIESR, August 2014

The debate over which currency an independent Scotland might use appears to have reached an impasse.

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