Public lecture and Q&A with Michael Russell MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, about the COVID-19, Brexit, and Scottish independence.
Dr Alex Benchimol and Professor Philip Schlesinger, who recently ran workshops on the press, civil society and constitutional identity in Scotland, reflect on how real world-politics and academic analysis may coincide.
Professor Michael Russell MSP gives his first reaction to the outcome of the European Referendum and its implications for Scotland.
Parallels between the Brexit referendum and the Scottish Independence referendum.
In the latest post in our series examining Twitter and the independence referendum debate, we turn from analysing who is participating to exploring what is being discussed. Our first trawl of the text of tweets using #indyref hashtag in the period January 2014 – April 2014 identifies those issues most frequently discussed. The findings for…
Today we provide another snapshot of one week’s coverage (20-26th January 2014 – c.27,000 connections) of the debate about the Scottish Independence Referendum on the social media platform, Twitter. The patterns are broadly similar to those we reported in January (based on one week’s traffic in December 2013). Typically those in support of a yes…
First of a series of visualisation snapshots using data from Twitter showing the connections between users and hashtags for tweets about the independence referendum.
Second of two workshops exploring the implications of a referendum for Scotland’s constitution
Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney told a large audience at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013. Speaking at Glasgow University Mr Swinney said that Scotland’s economic performance has improved significantly since 1999 with Scotland reaching similar…
The implications if Scotland were to vote for independence in 2014.