Books & Articles

April 2018 - Comparative Political Economy series

The implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland are profound, given its history and geographical position as a land border with the European Union.

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September 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan

M. Keating, G. Laforest (Eds.) - Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom

Federalism and Devolution Compared

Series: Comparative Territorial Politics

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March 2017 - Edinburgh University Press

How can Scotland use its new and existing powers to create a brighter economic and social future?

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February 2017 - Oxford University Press

On 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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Oxford University Press - The Scottish Independence Referendum
Edited by Aileen McHarg, Tom Mullen, Alan Page, and Neil Walker
  • Provides an essential, one-stop resource for academics, students, and all others who are interested in learning about the referendum and its aftermath
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The Political Quarterly, Volume 87, Issue 2

In the 1975 referendum England provided the strongest support for European integration, with a much smaller margin for membership in Scotland and Northern Ireland. By 2015 the rank order of ‘national’ attitudes to European integration had reversed.

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The Hunter Foundation has teamed up with some of the UK’s leading European scholars to produce a free ebook to answer voters’ questions before the EU referendum on June 23rd.

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Juliette Casey, Advocate, considers three aspects of the recently published interim constitution for Scotland and seeks to highlight possible lessons from Ireland’s experience of framing and reforming its own constitution.

First published in The Scottish Law Times.

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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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Latest blogs

  • 25th April 2018

    Mary C. Murphy offers a detailed and in-depth analysis of Northern Ireland’s relationship with the EU, the role the EU has played in rebuilding the region after the Troubles, and the challenges and opportunities that Brexit might offer Northern Ireland in terms of its fragile politics and economy.

  • 25th April 2018

    The path being pursued by the DUP in Brexit, says Jonathan Evershed, is not so far from the mainstream of Unionist opinion.

  • 24th April 2018

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  • 24th April 2018

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  • 17th April 2018

    Richard Parry discusses the interacting policies on devolution and Brexit in the current impasse between UK and devolved governments.

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