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Study confirms link between risk-taking and referendum view

Study confirms link between risk-taking and referendum view | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE extent to which independence appeals more to life's risk-takers is revealed in a major academic study published today.
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The Herald story looking at the University of Stirling's risk and voter attitudes survey. 

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The system of territorial funding in the UK is descending into chaos | Holyrood Magazine

The system of territorial funding in the UK is descending into chaos | Holyrood Magazine | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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David Bell, Centre on Constitutional Change fellow, looks at how fiscal devolution will lead to greater asymmetry across the Celtic nations and confuse the Barnett Formula.

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Analysis: Why the Treasury’s criticism of Sturgeon’s anti-austerity policy is splitting hairs

Analysis: Why the Treasury’s criticism of Sturgeon’s anti-austerity policy is splitting hairs | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
DID First Minister Nicola Sturgeon get her sums wrong when she put forward an alternative to Westmin...
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David Eiser, Centre on Constitutional Change fellow, discusses the recent disagreement between the First Minister and HM Treasury.

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Professor Nicola McEwen examines the concepts of 'shared rule' and 'self rule' | Holyrood Magazine

Professor Nicola McEwen examines the concepts of 'shared rule' and 'self rule' | Holyrood Magazine | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Nicola McEwen, Associate Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change suggests we need to think carefully about claims that Scotland will have ‘one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world’.

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The Lottery election | Holyrood Magazine

The Lottery election | Holyrood Magazine | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Alan Convery, University of Edinburgh, discusses how the rise of the smaller parties may make electoral reform inevitable.

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'Confusing and complex' proposals may not work in practive, experts warn

'Confusing and complex' proposals may not work in practive, experts warn | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
DRAFT legislation designed to significantly strengthen the Scottish Parliament will need to be carefully scrutinised to ensure proposed laws work in practice, it has been warned.
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Experts from the Centre on Constitutional Change write about the complexity of devolving welfare and taxation powers.

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Handing Scotland more tax powers could cause tension in the North East say academics

Handing Scotland more tax powers could cause tension in the North East say academics | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he hopes Scottish devolution settlement will be lasting, but professors warn it may already need to be reviewed
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change have warned that devolving tax powers could see the North East's rich residents moving north of the border.

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El voto de la incertidumbre | Carles Castro |

El voto de la incertidumbre | Carles Castro | | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
La identidad nacional tuvo un papel importante en el referéndum escocés, pero fueron los riesgos económicos los que decidieron el resultado. Esta es una de las
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Research by Dr Robert Liniera evaluates how the balance between peoples' sense of national identity and their appreciation of economic risk played out in their decision about the constitutional future. 

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Where does the Labour party stand on English votes for English laws?

Where does the Labour party stand on English votes for English laws? | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Time for the party to think of England.
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Charlie Jeffery of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change says it is time for the party to think of England.

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Charlie Jeffery: Constitution-making on the hoof that could end in meltdown

Charlie Jeffery: Constitution-making on the hoof that could end in meltdown | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland's No vote last September was meant to draw a line under the UK's constitutional debate.
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In the Herald, Professor Charlie Jeffery of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change discusses the UK's constitutional debate.

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'English want constitutional shift'

'English want constitutional shift' | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A constitutional shift to prevent MPs from Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish constituencies voting on devolved matters at Westminster is the most popular wa...
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Professor Ailsa Henderson, from the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the report's co-author.

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Poll finds majority want Holyrood to control all taxes and benefits

Poll finds majority want Holyrood to control all taxes and benefits | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
However, 43% said the Scottish Parliament should then keep taxes the same.
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Professor Ailsa Henderson of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the lead author of a report based on the poll.

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How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong
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Professor Charlie Jeffery, Future of UK and Scotland Research Co-ordinator looks at linked up lessons from the Scottish independence debate and Occupy Central.

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‘Devolve national insurance, not corporation tax’

‘Devolve national insurance, not corporation tax’ | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A LEADING economist has suggested National Insurance could be devolved to Holyrood as a compromise to Scottish Nationalist demands to control corporation tax.
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Angus Armstrong of NIESR is quoted here giving evidence to the Commons select committee in its latest inquiry into the impact of devolving taxes to Holyrood.

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Holyrood powers threaten to weaken Union, warn MPs

Holyrood powers threaten to weaken Union, warn MPs | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE “significant” impact on the UK of sweeping new powers being handed to Scotland after the referendum has not been fully considered and has the potential to “weaken the Union”, MPs have warned.
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Should we have more referendums to boost participation in the political process?

Should we have more referendums to boost participation in the political process? | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The staggering democratic success of September's independence referendum, in which 85 per cent of the Scottish electorate cast a ballot, bucked the trend of falling participation in politics.
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The turnout out for last year's referendum broke all records and is now the subject of extensive research. Dr Malcolm Harvey, Centre on Constitutional Change fellow, considers the experience and what implications it may, or may not, have for May's general election.

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Smith Commission process undertaken with undue haste and might have to be revisited, suggest constitutional experts

Smith Commission process undertaken with undue haste and might have to be revisited, suggest constitutional experts | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE Smith Commission process on giving Holyrood more powers was undertaken with
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Michael Keating, Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, attended the House of Lords Constitution Committee to discuss the proposed changes to give the Scottish Parliament more powers on tax and welfare.

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Labour Desperate About SNP Lead, Resort to Policy Change on Welfare / Sputnik International

Labour Desperate About SNP Lead, Resort to Policy Change on Welfare / Sputnik International | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Analysts on Scottish politics claim that the Labour party promotes greater welfare powers for the Scottish parliament, distancing even from its previous premises.
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Experts from the Centre on Constitutional Change are interviewed about the Labour party promoting greater welfare powers for the Scottish parliament.

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Warning over ‘watered down’ devolution pledge

Warning over ‘watered down’ devolution pledge | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S new devolution settlement raises more questions than it answers, experts have warned.
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change say that the proposed extra powers create confusion in many areas.

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Devolution plans

Devolution plans | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change warn that Scotland's new powers are "not what was promised" and are "unlikely to be the end of the story" for devolution.

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Scotland and England: How different are they really? - Telegraph

Scotland and England: How different are they really? - Telegraph | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Throughout the Scottish Independence referendum debate, it was keenly stressed how different the Scots were to the English, but how true is that?
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Supposed differences in Scottish and English political cultures have been a mainstay of the debate over the constitutional relationship between the two. However, according to research by Professor Ailsa Henderson and others, it ain't necessarily so. 

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Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us

Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
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Writing in the Herald, Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change, reflects on how those outside the UK understood the Scottish referendum.

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Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics

Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE package of new powers for Holyrood set out by the Smith Commission are incoherent and unsustainable, leading academics have warned.
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Leading academics from the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change (Nicola McEwen, Michael Keating and David Bell) warn that the package of new powers for Holyrood set out by the Smith Commission are incoherent and unsustainable.

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Voters want Welsh MPs banned from voting on devolved matters at Westminster

Voters want Welsh MPs banned from voting on devolved matters at Westminster | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A major study found that English voters wanted Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish MPs banned from voting on English schools and hospitals
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Professor Ailsa Henderson and Professor Charlie Jeffery are quoted in this article on the Future of England Study.

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Most Scots want more powers than Smith provides

Most Scots want more powers than Smith provides | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A CLEAR ­majority of Scots want Holyrood to have greater powers than those being promised by the Smith Commission, according to a new poll.
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Professor Ailsa Henderson of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the lead author of a report based on the poll.

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Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence

Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The falling oil price will deal a body blow to North Sea oil revenues. If Scotland had voted for independence, it would be in as deep a fix as Vladimir Putin's Russia

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ESRC's curator insight, November 17, 2014 5:59 AM

Article mentions analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.