Analysis of Scotland’s past and future fiscal position in light of latest GERS (2014)report from the Scottish Government and latest Economic and Fiscal Outlook by the OBR.
This year’s budget is a critical milestone on the road to the European elections, the Scottish Referendum and primarily next year’s general election. So what should George Osborne do?
Ruth McKenna introduces her PhD entitled ‘Imagining Russia in British political, media and popular discourses post-1999: the impact upon Russian-speaking migrant integration in the UK’.
By Professor Phillip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy, The University of Glasgow. Last November, the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Future – its White Paper on independence. Although considerable attention has been devoted to broadcasting, very little indeed has been given to film. It is very timely, therefore, that the first ever conference convened to discuss independence and the future of…
By Professor Philip Schlesinger and Dr Alex Benchimol In the run-up to the independence referendum on 18 September, Scotland’s newspaper press is facing a double challenge. First, can print journalism adapt to the digital revolution, given a continuing decline in newspaper sales? Second, can the press perform its civic role in contributing to an increasingly…
By Dr Emma Jackson, Journal Research Fellow (Urban Studies) On December 19th 2013, the Scottish Parliament debated the Home Office’s ‘Go Home’ poster campaign in the UK Border Agency’s Brand Street reporting centre. The posters at Brand Street reading ‘Is life here hard, why not go home?’ were part of a high profile Government pilot scheme launched…
Three reasons why the River Clyde is not a major public space in Glasgow despite visions for its regeneration.
A book by transport experts argues that decades of neglect in the UK’s rail network cannot be instantly rectified by short term Government investments and price promises.
This blog considers the perceptions of the impact of migration since the 2004 EU enlargement on education in Scotland.
Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney said at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013.