Michael Keating

University of Aberdeen
Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen and Director of ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change

Biography

Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen, part-time Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change. He has a BA from the University of Oxford and in 1975 was the first PhD graduate from what is now Glasgow Caledonian University. He has taught in several universities including Strathclyde, Western Ontario and the European University Institute, as well as universities in Spain and France.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Social Sciences. Michael Keating is the author or editor of over thirty books on Scottish politics, European politics, nationalism and regionalism. Among his recent books are The Independence of Scotland (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Rescaling the European State (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Expertise

Constitution

Posts by this author

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Has the UK really taken back control?

In a blog which reflects on the EU Referendum vote five years on, Michael Keating asks “has the UK really taken back control?”
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Why Scotland’s election result is unlikely to hasten a referendum

In a recent article for The Guardian, Michael Keating discusses the split on independence in Scotland, and how a lengthy constitutional stalemate seems likely.
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Opinion: 2021 Catalan Election

Catalan regional election took place on Sunday (14 February) with pro-independence parties increasing their overall majority. This election saw the lowest turnout on record, but this does not take away from the constitutional significance of the vote. CCC's Daniel Cetrà and Michael Keating give their views. 
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Not getting Brexit done - yet

CCC's Michael Keating gives his take on the Brexit deal, arguing that Brexit will continue to be on the agenda for a while yet.
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The Scottish Continuity Bill. Will it work?

Michael Keating discusses the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, exploring its aims and the challenges the Scottish Government face with this Bill.
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Scotland as a Permanent Minority

As part of H-Nationalism's series "Minorities in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives" Michael Keating examines Scotland's postion as a minority nation within the Union.