Michael Keating

Director, Centre on Constitutional Change
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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The UK and the EU - farther apart than ever?

As Brexit negotiations continue, the question still stands, what will the relationship between the UK and EU look like? CCC Director, Michael Keating, discusses the different versions of Brexit held by the UK and EU, and what we might expect from negotiations going forward. 
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Small States in the Modern World: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities

Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen, discusses requirements for small states to thrive, arguing that small states do equally or better than larger states.
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Scotland has its own political class...just like Westminster

It is commonplace in Britain to identify a “political class”, out of touch with the general population. It was promised that the Scottish Parliament would broaden recruitment of MSPs, becoming more representative to class, ethnicity, gender, education and former careers. But, Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen, and Paul Cairney, University of Stirling, argue that we have not seen such a divergence between MSPs and MPs.



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The General Election and Indy Ref 2

CCC Director, Michael Keating, discusses the SNP's success in the general election and considers the likelihood of a second independence referendum in 2020.
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Scottish Farmers Still Waiting for Clarity on Post-Brexit Policy

There are discussions and consultations underway about the future of Scottish agriculture after Brexit, but the broad consensus is that policy changes are needed now, Brexit or no-Brexit, states Michael Keating.
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Spain's Constitutional Deadlock

Professor Michael Keating of the CCC reflects on the results of last week's election in Spain, arguing that 'The Spanish model of territorial accommodating its nationalities, once a factor for stability, is now in crisis'