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A territorial perspective on the UK proposals to replace the backstop

Nicola McEwen asks how might the devolved governments of Wales and Scotland respond to Boris Johnson's proposals for Northern Ireland?
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Scotland’s media, politics and the digital revolution

Professor Philip Schlesinger of the University of Glasgow looks at Scotland’s post-devolution media and the wider forces driving change in the communications ecology.
Debating Scotland's Future

Indyref reflections

Five years on, have the fundamentals of independence changed? Friends and fellows of the CCC respond.
Debating Scotland's Future

Indyref 5 Years On

As we mark the fifth anniversary of Scotland's independence referendum, Coree Brown Swan rounds up the CCC's commentary and analysis.
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Brexit and the Union: what next for Scotland in the UK?

Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at DEXEU and now Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, reflects on what the ongoing Brexit uncertainties may mean for Scotland and the Union
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Will Ruth Davidson’s resignation have an impact on Brexit?

In a blog originally published at the UK in a Changing Europe, Professor Nicola McEwen discusses the implications of Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson's resignation.
Climate change

Devolution, climate change and the climate emergency

Dr Antje Brown of St Andrew’s University reflects on the Scottish Government’s climate change agenda at a time of climate emergency. She argues that like in 2009, the conditions are right for ambitious action on climate change.
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A Constitutional Convocation

In a guest blog, Welsh commentator Glyndwr Cennydd Jones calls for a UK Constitutional Convention to explore the nature of the Union and make it fit for purpose for the 21st century.
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Boundaries of the Nation and their Implications in a Multinational State: Comparing Quebecers and Other Canadians

In their contribution to our majority nationalism series, Antoine Bilodeau of Concordia University and Luc Turgeon of the University of Ottawa share the result of their survey which compares the way in which Quebecers and Canadians construct community boundaries.