Reports & Briefings

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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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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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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IFS report, 4 June 2014

Two new IFS reports, published as part of an ESRC programme of work “The future of the UK and Scotland”, update previous medium-term forecasts for an independent Scotland’s public finances and consider the Independence White Paper in the context of these forecasts.

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