Investors versus the State: can the TTIP be fair?

By Dr. Evgeny Postnikov, Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Glasgow MT As the negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States are continuing, the question of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is becoming a major roadblock on the way to the agreement. No other…

Gender and the General Election 2015

In this podcast, Sarah Hamlin and Amy Watson discuss some of the ideas about gender and ‘women’s issues’ present in the manifestos of the Conservative Party, Green Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, SNP and UKIP. This podcast was recorded live on 21st April 2015, and reflects information current at the time of recording. We will be…

The Many Forms and Consequences of Devolution

By Professor Ken Gibb, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow. I have just returned from a two day conference organised by Policy Scotland and the Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group. The meeting took place at the Open University in Edinburgh. The title of the meeting was: devolution and federalism in a post-referendum United Kingdom. The…

Where next for Scotland and the UK?

A talk given by Jim Gallagher, Nuffield College, University of Oxford at the Open University, Edinburgh for a Policy Scotland and URESG Joint Seminar on 22 January 2015 We are equidistant between the independence referendum and the general election, 4 months after one and 4 months before the other. Scotland’s constitutional future is still very much…

The Junker Commission: politics, European style

By Myrto Tsakatika 7/1/14 Myrto Tsakatika is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at Glasgow University, seconded to Policy Scotland for 2014-2015. She co-convenes the South European Research Network (SERN). Speaking after the new European Commission’s approval by the European Parliament, the President, Jean Claude Junker described his Commission as a ‘last chance’ Commission with a…