Research briefings

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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ESRC Centre for Population Change briefing, June 2014

This paper focuses on how policies and practices relating to immigration are developed at the local level. It explores how Local Authorities in Scotland plan for and respond to international migration.

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British Social Attitudes report 31, June 2014
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CREID Working Paper, Linda Croxford and David Raffe - June 2014

About 7% of full-time undergraduate students domiciled in the UK move to another home country of the UK to study. This proportion varies widely across the four home countries, from less than one in twenty English-domiciled students to around one in three from Wales and NorthernIreland.

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CREID Working Paper, Sarah Minty - June 2014

This working paper presents findings from research undertaken with young people as part of the ESRC project ‘Higher Education in Scotland, the devolution settlement and the referendum on independence’. Interviews were conducted with 148 young people aged 14 to 19.

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