English Votes for English Laws

by Prof. Adam Tomkins, John Millar Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow MPs return to Westminster in a couple of weeks. Among the constitutional matters competing for their attention will be “English votes for English laws”. This has been a contested and troublesome area of constitutional reform for the Government. Here are my…

Poetic Politics Conference

‘Poetic Politics: Culture and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, One Year On’ is an inter-institutional, publicly engaged symposium focused on cultural responses to the referendum. It will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, with a connected evening performance event at a nearby venue. Registration for the day programme…

Greece – A bad deal for everyone

by Anton Muscatelli, published by The Conversation                           The bailout deal negotiated between Greece and the eurozone was yet another example of bad EU decision making. It only partially addresses the problems which the Greek economy faces. It also confirms the structural weaknesses…

Housing and Wellbeing – blueprints and more

By Professor Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow Earlier today I was part of a report launch jamboree in Edinburgh. This was the official presentation of the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing: A Blueprint for Scotland’s Future. This has been a two year programme of work supported by, but independent of, Shelter Scotland. I have been…

Commission on Housing and Wellbeing

Yesterday the final report from the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing that Shelter Scotland set up back in 2013 was launched. Chaired by the former Auditor General, Robert Black the Commission was established to look at the ways in which housing can and does impact on the wider wellbeing of Scotland’s people – including their…

Policy Scotland Annual Lecture “Traffic Stops in Black & White” with Professor Frank Baumgartner

STILL SPACES AVAILABLE! REGISTER HERE –   Date: Thursday 11th June 2015 Time: 18:00-19:30 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow Policy Scotland would like to invite you to our second Annual Lecture with guest speaker, Professor Frank Baumgartner. Frank holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship of Political Science at The University of…

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster on the financial crisis in Europe

This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic, social and gender-related outcomes.