News and opinion
After three years of stasis, devolution in Northern Ireland is grinding back into gear, following the publication at the end of last week of New Decade, New Approach – the Irish and British governments’ plan to get power-sharing back on the road. Jonathan Evershed, University College Cork, evaluates the deal and what it is promising for Northern Ireland.
In this blog from our "Twenty Years of Devolution" series, Prof Colin Reid notes that while the role of EU law in environmental matters has so far constrained the extent to which devolution has led to divergence within the UK, current developments suggest that the future may bring greater differentiation.
Eric Shaw from University of Stirling, evaluates the Labour Party's record in Scotland since devolution and asks to what extent is their Scottish demise a consequence of the logic of devolution in our latest instalment of our devolution at 20 series.
Should SNP opponents start trying to understand why the party is so successful instead of 'treating nationalism like a virus to be cured'? In her contribution to our devolution at 20 series, Lynn Bennie from University of Aberdeen explores how the SNP's electoral success has continues after over 10 years in government.
Michael Kenny and Jack Sheldon from The Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, address the gap and explore what a no-deal Brexit might mean for the domestic Union – could the UK break apart as a result?
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.