News and opinion
John Connolly and Robert Pyper, University of the West of Scotland, explore the challenges of public service reform in Scotland and address to what extent opportunities for effective national public leadership have been missed since the SNP came into government in 2007.
The general emergence from lockdown is in full flow. Richard Parry discusses the contrasts between England, Scotland and Ireland in the way the process is being managed and the evidence assessed.
Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, reflects on all that's happened since the Irish General Election and analyses Our Shared Future, Ireland's new Programme for Government.
Guest blog from Professor Emyr Lewis and Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University, interpreting the lockdown provisions in the Public Health (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Paul Cairney and Emily St Denny, University of Stirling, evaluate the challenges and likely outcomes of preventative policy making in their blog for Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). Can academic research solve the problems for preventative policy?
The gap between rich and poor areas in the UK is larger than any other Western European country. David Bell, Professor of Economics at University of Stirling, analyses the General Election 2019 manifesto pledges to reverse the upward trend in regional inequality.
In her contribution to our series on devolution at twenty, Dr Hayley Bennett highlights the importance of examining both policy ideas and implementation approaches for devolved social security and welfare services in Scotland.
In the upcoming but overlooked local elections the issue of women's representation has once again been sidelined. Dr Meryl Kenny and Prof Fiona Mackay argue that this matter is too important to be left to parties and that it is time for legislation.