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The Northern Ireland Protocol: make up or break down?

The Northern Ireland Protocol is not yet two years old but will be subject again in the coming weeks to intensive make or break negotiations – Professor Philip Rycroft explores the latest developments.
Red telephone boxes

Will ‘British values’ keep us together?

Neither unionism nor nationalism is going to go away any time soon and they will have to learn to co-exist, largely sharing social and economic values but differing on the form of the state.
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court seeks clear devolution law that may not be there

Richard Parry discusses the judgment on incorporating the rights of the child into Scots law and what this may mean for future devolution cases.
Football

Sovereignty and non-state territories in international football

Who gets to play? And under what name? Ramesh Ganohariti, a PhD researcher in Dublin City University and participant in the Centre on Constitutional Change summer school, reflects on why FIFA recognises some countries without independent statehood but excludes others
Scottish Parliament building

Scotland’s Green Party and National Party: a new agreement

Why have a cooperation agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party? Three reasons come to mind, from Professor Nicola McEwen. Written for UK in a Changing Europe.
Belfast appartment

Northern Ireland: The United Kingdom’s Non-Nation

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Lisa Claire Whitten argues that despite the current narrative of the “four nations of the United Kingdom”, this language is problematic, calling Northern Ireland “a nation” is to misunderstand the place and its politics.

Åland Islands

Sovereignty-enhancing or sovereignty-constraining? Taking stock of 25 years of EU-membership for the Åland Islands

In a blog written for the CCC Summer School, Susann Simolin takes stock of whether the Åland Islands have maintained their autonomy after Finland joined the European Union.
Montréal

Language, Religion and Difference: An Empirical Study from Québec and Anglo-Canada

In a blog post from the CCC’s summer school, Övgü Ülgen examines the experience of North African Jews in Montréal and Toronto, assessing the role that the language and religion of the host society plays in fostering their integration.
The Irish Border

The Irish Border - What Do We Know and What Should We Do About...?

The CCC is proud to announce the publication of Professor Katy Hayward’s book “The Irish Border”