Regulatory Policy and an Independent Scotland

This paper was presented at the Policy Scotland Public Debate at the University of Glasgow on December 4 by Josef Konvitz, Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow, and Visiting Professor, Cities Group, Geography, King’s College London This presentation will address what Scotland must do and could do to assume sovereign regulatory responsibilities. This is not only…

Part 1: Broadcasting, Communications and Scottish Independence

In this two part series, University of Glasgow Professor and Visiting Professor at LSE Philip Schlesinger, comments on the white paper on independence put forth by the Scottish Government. In this first post he explains the context of the proposals for the broadcasting and communications in Scotland’s Future, suggesting that even without independence, they can…

The Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence: Appeal for a ‘yes’ vote

Dr Thomas Lundberg, Lecturer (Politics), University of Glasgow The Scottish Government has published its long-awaited White Paper, Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland. The paper sets out the Scottish National Party’s aspirations for an independent Scotland by enhancing democracy, prosperity and fairness, though critics have already claimed that many of these aspirations are…

Latest economic growth and labour market figures for Scotland

Scotland performed better in the latest official releases, with both the economy and employment growing, although unemployment also grew, according to the latest CPPR Briefing Note by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb. On an annual basis Scottish GDP has grown by 1.2%, well above the 0.5% seen for the UK. This differential was principally…