Research briefings

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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Future of the UK and Scotland, Professor Nicola McEwen, August 2014

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An integrated GB wholesale electricity market in the event of independence is likely.

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Stephen Tierney, ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, July 2014

On 16 June the Scottish Government unveiled its Scottish Independence Bill in an address by Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotlan

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Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle, ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, August 2014
The framework for human rights protection contained in the Scottish Government’s recent  publication, the Scottish Independence Bill: A Consultation on an Interim Constitution for Scotland (see Boyle, Tierney and McHarg) is no
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The Future of the UK and Scotland / The Hunter Foundation / David Hume Institute

Should Scotland be an independent country? Choosing an answer to that question, as Scotland’s electors will on 18 September 2014, is a choice of huge significance. So how will we come to a decision? Many voters know more or less by instinct.

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Innogen Briefing No. 1 \ July 2014. Series: ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland

The science base in Scotland has traditionally been strong, with world- leading universities driving the development of science – a fact that is shown in a number of studies (Scottish Science Advisory Council, 2009)1.

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ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change
On Wednesday June 25 the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change organised a seminar that addressed the topic of the effect of the border in an independent or more devolved Scotland. The attached provides a summary of the proceedings.
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ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, briefing paper - July 2014

Bettina Petersohn and Nicola McEwen

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CREID Working Paper, Elisabet Weedon - June 2014

This paper presents the views of 18 individuals from universities and university-related organisations in the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and complements working paper 5, which deals with Scottish key informants.

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Regional & Federal Studies, June 2014

Scotland seems to be a counter-example to general theories of the relationship between language and national identity or nationalism.

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