The Constitutional Future of Scotland and the United Kingdom

Lead Research Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Department Name: School of Social Science

Abstract

This programme of research will examine the options for Scottish constitutional change, including independence, and their implications for the future of the UK and Scotland. It will provide evidence to help inform voter understanding of the key issues ahead of the independence referendum to be held in September 2014, and of the significance and consequences of the referendum result. In the longer term, it will develop a research centre involving academics from political science, economics and law to strengthen the capacity for the generation of new knowledge on the social, economic and political challenges associated with constitutional change.

The proposal builds upon existing research, including some investments already supported by the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland. It includes two projects within each of the four themes of the programme - relations beyond Scotland, the economy, governance, and future Scotland. Research on citizen and elite behaviour cuts across each of these themes. The projects all address consequences of rescaling, that is, the migration of economic, social and political systems to new levels, which are connected in complex ways. Whatever the outcome of the referendum, Scotland's constitutional future will develop within a series of overarching 'unions' within the British Isles, the European Union and beyond. These will place some constraints on what a Scottish - and UK - government could do under all constitutional scenarios.

The research employs legal analysis, political and policy analysis, economic modeling and behavioural analysis to explore the implications of different constitutional options. Each project includes collaboration between scholars from different disciplines. There are surveys of citizena and business leaders survey to ascertain responses to situations of partial knowledge, risk and uncertainty, and their ranking of preferences. The use of comparison also runs through the projects. Analysis of the future of Scotland in the UK provides case study of the broader transformations of the state in modern times. The inter-related nature of the projects is a key feature of the proposal, with preliminary findings from projects feeding into the development of the research in others, and so on. Findings from the will be used to inform understanding among the public, policy-makers and the media, through a range of user-focused activities, as well as to generate new knowledge to advance understanding of the dynamics of constitutional change.

Planned Impact

The proposed research centre will provide informed, impartial analysis on the future of the UK and Scotland both before and after the referendum on Scottish independence. It has identified three main sets of beneficiaries: (i) Civil society, including the voluntary sector, the business community, trade unions and public sector professionals; (ii) civil servants, political campaigners, parliamentarians, and their staff, including: civil servants in the Scottish Government, Whitehall, the Welsh Assembly Government, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the European Commission; parliamentarians and parliamentary staff; and senior officials within local authorities; and (iii) the wider public in Scotland and beyond, who are eager to be informed on the consequences of the referendum outcome and of what may follow it.

We will engage in a wide range of activities to ensure our research reaches these audiences. Proposed activities include five seminars intended to bring together senior representatives of civil society organisations, government and parliaments. Each seminar will be by invitation only, and will involve 20-30 participants and be conducted under Chatham House rules to encourage frank, open and honest exchange. The five seminars will be on the following project themes: external relationships; economic futures; fiscal pacts; constitutionalism and democracy; and inequality in Scotland. In addition to these seminars, we will offer tailored private briefing sessions to representatives of the Scottish Government, Whitehall and other governments from the UK and beyond, on key issues relevant to the future of the UK and Scotland. We will guard fiercely our impartiality in all of these activities, which will be focused on enhancing the impact of evidence-based academic research.

We will reach broader audiences through several means. First, we will produce a comprehensive set of easy-to-read reports (3 per project - 27 in total), which we will disseminate widely among user groups and via the traditional media, social media and our website. Second, we will convene a large public conference in the aftermath of the referendum, to analyse the result and its implications for the future of both Scotland and the UK. We will also feed research from out projects into other public-facing events already planned under existing projects, including those supported by the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme. Third, the project team will exploit opportunities to disseminate findings via the media, drawing on our extensive collective experience, contacts and reputations nationally and internationally. As well as responding to frequent requests for interview, we will actively seek opportunities to participate in relevant scheduled programmes by providing tailored 1 page briefing papers for circulation around broadcasters, and writing 'op ed' articles for broadsheet newspapers. Fourth, we will develop a research centre website, embedded within the 'Scottish Independence' section of the website of the University of Edinburgh's Academy of Government. This already includes a Referendum Blog which offers informed analysis of issues related to the referendum, as well as a portal to advertise relevant academic-led events. We will use the blog to disseminate project findings to a wider academic and non-academic community online. The blog is already set up so that posts are disseminated through Twitter and Facebook. These will be augmented by individual Twitter feed from selected members of the research team, contributing academic research to what is already a lively online constitutional debate in Scotland.

A six person advisory board will be established as soon as the projects are underway, to guide us towards ensuring that opportunities to inform and influence all beneficiaries are fully exploited.
 
Description As shown in our 2017 book, the referendum campaign focused on both constitutional issues and substantive issues of economics, welfare, defence and security. Risk and uncertainties were key factors in voter choice. The outcome did not resolve the constitutional question in Scotland, which remains live. Scotland represents an example of processes of spatial rescaling that are affecting European states as government is transformed and dilemmas of economic competitiveness and social cohesion emerge at all levels. Brexit only accentuates this process as our more recent work shows.
Exploitation Route We are continuing to work with officials and stakeholders in the Scottish policy community and at UK level about institutional change and policy options.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk
 
Description Our research has been used by parliamentary committees during the scrutiny of legislation relating to the devolution agenda across the UK. In addition, fellows have also worked with civil servants to inform the thinking of government. Extensive engagement activity has also helped inform and frame public debate around the issue of constitutional change. In terms of parliamentary engagement, the Centre on Constitutional Change has worked particularly closely with the House of Lords Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Westminster), the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee and, especially, the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee and the European and External Relations Committee - both at Holyrood. In terms of working with government, we have provided advice to the Cabinet Office, Treasury, Scotland Office and Scottish Government both through formal meetings and workshops and less formal means such as newsletters and blogs, which we know to be widely read by civil servants. We have made a particular effort to inform the public and encourage popular understanding of the UK's changing constitutional relationships. This has involved significant outreach through both digital and traditional media. The focus of the centre's digital activity has been a blog-driven website, which so far has received over 659,000 page views from 220,000 visitors. Our output in the traditional media has also been significant with fellows reaching an audience of tens of millions during the Scottish independence referendum campaign and continuing to achieve a significant presences since.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description A Carol Weiss effect on policymaking
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The ESRC accepts that there is an often unclear link between evidence and policy. There is a clear role for demonstrating long term enlightenment and meaningful partnership on how to produce and use evidence, which is different from a very specific short term impact. In this case, I worked with Scottish Government civil servants to discuss and form some agreement on how to use evidence in policy, in general, and in relation to the Scottish Government's work on using evidence to inform 'prevention' policy. We are now using the relationship for a larger project funded by Horizon2020 on learning how EU member states address territorial inequalities. Our 2-year ESRC project has allowed us to develop a relationship with policymakers that underpins the design and delivery of future work, in our projects and theirs.
URL https://paulcairney.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/we-all-want-evidence-based-policy-making-but-how-do-we-...
 
Description Adviser to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Preparation of the interim report on the post-Smith draft clauses
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Acting as one of three advisers to the Scottish Parliament's influential Devolution (Further Powers) Committee allowed for the opportunity to help shape the future delivery of welfare in Scotland and the relationship between the Scottish and UK Governments.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/89474.aspx
 
Description Advisor to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations on understanding and engaging with the Smith Commission and Scotland Bill (10 June 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Appointed as an adviser on intergovernmental relations to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament - 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The system of intergovernmental relations in the UK is emerging and the work of parliamentary committees in building the process is vital. Inquiries such as this have begun the process of parliaments as institutions reaching out to one another and, in doing so, enhancing the efficacy of parliamentary scrutiny.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_ScotlandBillCommittee/Reports/DFPS042015R08.pdf
 
Description Briefing Paper on Repatriated Competences and Frameworks by Professors Michael Keating, Nicola McEwen and Stephen Tierney for Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee, Scottish Parliament. May 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Paper examined the issue of European competences being returned to Westminster after Brexit and then devolved to administrations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. The paper fed into consideration in the Committee.
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_European/Meeting%20Papers/CTEER_meeting_papers_2018.05.03.pdf
 
Description Briefing on intergovernmental relations for governmental delegation from Papau New Guidnea (Sept 2016)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Citation in Constitution Committee (Lords select committee) report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldconst/149/149.pdf
 
Description Citation in Devolution (Further Powers) Committee report "New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government's Proposals" (14 May 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_ScotlandBillCommittee/Reports/dfpr-15-03w-rev.pdf
 
Description Citation in House of Lords Constitution Committee Report (May 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.parliament.uk/union-and-devolution
 
Description Citation in PACAC (Commons select committee) report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmpubadm/523/523.pdf
 
Description Citation in SPICE publication "Further Devolution for Scotland: The Draft Clauses" (19 March 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/87943.aspx
 
Description Citation in SPICE publication "The Smith Commission Report - Overview" (8 January 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Citation in SPICE publication "The Smith Commission's Welfare Proposals (21 January 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/85958.aspx
 
Description Citation in the Scottish Affairs Committee publication "Demography of Scotland and the implications for devolution" linked to my appearance as a witness on behalf of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This publication included a set of recommendations by the Scottish Affairs Committee. Perhaps most important among these was the proposal that Scotland be allowed to control its own migration policy. This remains a matter of some contention between the Scottish and UK governments.
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmscotaf/938/93802.htm
 
Description Cited in Scottish Parliament Welfare Committee's report into the Future Delivery of Welfare in Scotland - 14 December 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_Welfare_Reform_Committee/Reports/WRS042015R06.pdf
 
Description Cited in the report of the report of the House of Lords Constitution Committee into the draft Scotland Bill Clauses - 4 Feb 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This review shaped the subsequent legislation, which in turn determined the nature of the settlement between the UK and Scottish governments.
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/ldconst/145/14511.htm
 
Description Contribution to UK in a Changing Europe submission to House of Lords on EU negotiation - Michael Keating, 24-11-15
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Coordination of Devolution (Further Powers) Committee away day at the Centre, with academics providing insight on Belgium, Spain, Canada, and Germany (6 September 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Coordination of parliamentary evidence session on parliamentary scrutiny and intergovernmental relations with representatives from Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada (17 September 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Design of Scotland's fiscal framework
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Following our research into the design of Scotland's fiscal framework, David Bell was invited to be the specialist adviser to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, which was carrying out an investigation into the tax devolution proposed for Scotland in the week of the independence referendum in 2014. The investigation and subsequent report were influential in affecting public debate. In particular, the debate on the Scotland Bill in the House of Lords debate which took place on 29th February 2016 included the following amendment (57ZA) by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: Before Clause 13, insert the following new Clause- "Approval of the fiscal framework Nothing in this Part shall have effect until each House of Parliament has passed a motion expressing its approval of the agreement between the Scottish Government and the United Kingdom Government on the Scottish Government's fiscal framework." This amendment was intended to indicate concern over the lack of debate of Scotland's proposed fiscal framework both in the House of Commons and in the House of Lords. Although the amendment failed, this debate did provide one opportunity for an informed discussion of the implications of Scotland's new fiscal framework. The text from Hansard (referenced below) makes clear David Bell's contribution to informing this debate.
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/160229-0002.htm
 
Description EVIDENCE ON SCOTTISH FISCAL COMMISSION BILL
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact I gave evidence on the functions of the Scotland Fiscal Commission as described in the Scotland Fiscal Commission Bill. The decision on this will be taken shortly. Among other things I advocated that SFC should produce it's own forecast and not merely scrutinise the forecast of the Government.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/93009.aspx
 
Description Engagement with policy makers and practitioners
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact During the referendum period, we worked with civil servants from both the UK and Scottish governments in the production of their analysis papers, while remaining strictly impartial ourselves. I attended several of these meetings in Edinburgh and London. I presented a paper on prevention policymaking to the Scottish Government in February 2014 (http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/%E2%80%98decisive-shift-prevention%E2%80%99) and June 2015. I chaired a Political Quarterly workshop in October 2014, which brought together the special issue contributors with UK and Scotland civil servants and representatives of local government and the third sector. I chaired a workshop in June, bringing together the Scottish Parliament's finance committee with civil servants and practitioners to discuss evidence based policymaking. I have given evidence to the Scottish Parliament, on (a) parliamentary reform and (b) public policy (http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_FinanceCommittee/General%20Documents/Summary_of_submissions_Paul_Cairney.pdf), and to the Northern Ireland Assembly's inquiry on the Barnett formula. I have interviewed approximately 40 Scottish Government civil servants and Scottish Parliament MSPs and staff and will interview HM Treasury staff in 2015 (Emily St Denny interviewed over 50 practitioners in the third sector). I used this information to feed back regularly to both governments about their respective policy styles and progress. To maximise influence via an 'enlightenment' function (described by Carol Weiss), I have described my work on 'prevention' policy through the lens of the idea of 'evidence-based policymaking'. This has allowed me to engage with a much larger number and range of groups in government, the third sector, business, and think tanks, and I am continuing this important work after the term of the ESRC grant (for example, while launching my book 'The Politics of Evidence-Based Policymaking with the Alliance for Useful Evidence/ Nesta in March 2016).
 
Description Evidence cited in the Fiscal Framework report of the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee - 29 June 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The fiscal framework agreement between the Scottish and UK governments provides the basis for government finances over the next five years (2016-2021). Prof McEwen's evidence is extensively cited in the report that represented an important plank of the parliamentary scrutiny of this process.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_FinanceCommittee/Reports/fir15-12w.pdf
 
Description Evidence given to House of Lords Committee (Constitution) on The Union and Devolution (May 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldconst/149/14916.htm
 
Description Evidence in the House of Lords on inter-governmental relations in the UK (7 Jan 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/news...
 
Description Evidence on Brexit for Scottish Parliament European Committee (Sept 2016)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/100259.aspx
 
Description Evidence on to House of Lords Constitution Committee 11 Nov 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Evidence on public attitudes about the implications of increased devolved powers and the health of the Union.
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/constitution-committee/news...
 
Description Evidence to joint session of HOC Scottish Affairs Committee and ScotParl Social Security Commitee (November 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committ...
 
Description Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The evidence provided information on creation of independent fiscal/forecasting body in Scotland. It influenced the decision to establish the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission.
 
Description Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Committee on the Future Delivery of social security in Scotland (10 November 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee (11 April 2014) on likely scenarios for Scottish Public Finances post-indyref
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Finance Committee was investigating the likely impact of changes in powers, including independence, would have on taxation, borrowing, public sector debt and fiscal rules. In the words of the committee's convenor, Kenneth Gibson MSP, "Our evidence sessions will provide a vital platform for debate and clarity on some of the most important financial issues at the forefront of the Scottish public's mind. That is why we have invited respected experts in the fields of taxation, debt and pensions to share their views on what Scotland's public finances will look like after 2014."
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/75333.aspx
 
Description Informing committee recommendations in Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relation (6 October 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The report published by the Scottish Parliament in 2015 set forth several recommendations for improvements in the operation of intergovernmental relations between Scotland and the United Kingdom governments and ways in which parliamentary scrutiny in these activities may be enhanced.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/92898.aspx
 
Description Invitation to participate in a Scottish Government stakeholder event on welfare and new devolved powers (24 June 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Rallying-call-on-new-powers-for-Scotland-1a71.aspx
 
Description Invitations to share research with Scotland Office
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Scotland Office have twice sought information from me about the existing state of public attitudes as well as advice in terms of how to conduct future research on attitudes. I provided them with a presentation as well as copies of reports on public opinion in Scotland and the rest of the UK before and after the 2014 independence referendum.
 
Description Master class on new devolution legislation for Chartered Institute of Housing Conference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.cih.org/events/display/vpathDCR/templatedata/cih/events/data/Scotland/2016_cih_scotland_a...
 
Description Meeting with International Climate Change Stakeholder Engagement lead and colleagues at Department of Energy and Climate change on devolution and the Smith Commission process and its relevance for energy and climate change policy (7 January 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with Scottish Parliament clerks to advise on scope and work plan of parliamentary committees following the election (June 2016)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meeting with Taiwanese government delegation on intergovernmental relations (August 2016)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Meeting with clerks regarding proposed Expert Advisory Council on Brexit (Sept 2016)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meeting with members of Cabinet Office UK Governance and Devolution team on intergovernmental relations and the Smith Commission and Scotland Bill legislation (4 February 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Meeting with representatives of Quebec Government Office in Edinburgh to provide an briefing on recent events (Sept 2016)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with the Department of Work and Pensions on the Scotland Bill and implications for DWP (22 July 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with the Devolution Director and senior colleagues at the Department of Work and Pensions on the draft clauses of the Scotland Bill and their relevance to welfare policy (6 January 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with the Scottish Government Welfare division on the Scotland Bill and implications for welfare (23 June 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with the Treasury and academics on implications of the Scotland Bill for Welfare funding (22 July 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Ministerial commitment in Commons to consider report recommendations on EVEL
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-12-01/debates/9C4D5666-5827-4249-AC9B-CEC0B0409CAA/Busine...
 
Description Oral Evidence to House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence to Scottish Parliament European and External Affairs Committee - Michael Keating 4-6-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence to the European and External Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament on accession of Scotland to the EU and on defence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: House of Commons Political and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Michael Keating 17-10-14
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: House of Commons Political and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Michael Keating 9-2-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: House of Commons Public Administration Committee - Michael Keating 8-4-14
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee - David Eiser
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution - Michael Keating 5-3-14
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: National Assembly for Wales - Michael Keating 14-7-13
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament (Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee) - David Bell, Angus Armstrong
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament (Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee) - Peter McGregor
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament (Finance Committee) - Angus Armstrong, David Bell, Katerina Lisenkova
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Michael Keating 7-5-14
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament European and External Affairs Committee - Michael Keating (5-2-13)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament Finance Committee "away day" - Michael Keating 30-3-15
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament Finance Committee - Michael Keating 20-5-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral and Written Evidence: House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution - Michael Keating (9-2-15)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral and Written Evidence: Scottish Parliament Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Michael Keating 11-12-14
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution - Michael Keating, 11-12-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence to devolution committee of Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence: House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee - Angus Armstrong, David Bell
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence: House of Lords Select Committe on "Scottish independence: constitutional implications for the rest of the UK" - Michael Keating /Stephen Tierney
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence: Scottish Parliament Finance Committee - Katerina Lisenkova
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Participated in an Institute of Government event with high level civil servants on Responding to the Binham Report: developing IGR in a post-referendum UK (14 July 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Participation in discussions and negotiation of written agreement on intergovernmental relations between Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, agreement informed by recommendations made in commissioned report (Jan 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Agreement has helped to increase the scrutiny and accountability of intergovernmental relations within Scotland. It has also been discussed by parliamentary committees in Wales and Westminster, with a view to developing equivalent arrangements to support legislative scrutiny of their respective governments in the area of intergovernmental relations.
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/igr-agr-scotparl-scotgov/
 
Description Presentation of report to Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament "Intergovernmental Relations & Parliamentary Scrutiny" (24 September 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/2015.09.30_IGR_External_Research_Report_FINAL.pdf
 
Description Presentation on intergovernmental relations for delegation of Bosnian politicians (29/01/2016)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Private meeting with Scottish Government officials on new welfare powers (20 April 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Private workshop with UK and Scottish government officials, academics, and civil society on welfare (April 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Provided briefing material in advance of the visit of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee to Spain
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Parliamentarians were offered an insight into the workings of a comparable state and have used this to inform their own work on intergovernmental relations within the UK.
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Spain_Report.pdf
 
Description Quoted by UK parliamentarians during their inquiry into intergovernmnetal relations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/constitution/inter-gov-relations/EvidencevolumeI...
 
Description Quoted in Scottish Government news item entitled 'Rallying call on new powers for Scotland' (24 June 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Rallying-call-on-new-powers-for-Scotland-1a71.aspx
 
Description RSE Evidence: Scottish Parliament Finance Committee - Michael Keating 19-3-15
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Referenced multiple times in Commons Procedure Committee report (HC 189, 2016-17)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmproced/189/189.pdf
 
Description Referenced multiple times in Constitution Committee (Lords select committee) report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldconst/61/61.pdf
 
Description Research cited in Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee Meeting (13 January 2015)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/46339.aspx
 
Description Scottish Attitudes post devolution: Lecture to Welsh Governance Centre visit to Edinburgh
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Scottish Attitudes post devolution. Lecture delivered to the Welsh Governance Centre at their visit to the Centre on Constitutional Change in Edinburgh
 
Description Scottish Government talk
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Seminar with members of the UK Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Seminar with the committee hosted by the centre on Constitutional Change. 14 March 2016
 
Description Submission of supplementary written evidence to House of Lords Constitution Committee Union and Devolution Inquiry (December 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/constitution/inter-gov-relations/EvidencevolumeI...
 
Description Witness in House of Lords Constitution Committee inquiry on the Union and Devolution (11 November 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/constitution-commit...
 
Description Workshop with UK and Scottish civil servants on intergovernmental relations (Nov 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Written & Oral Evidence: Scottish Parliament Committee on Devolution (further powers) - Michael Keating 19-3-15
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written Evidence to House of Lords Select Committee: Scottish Independence: Constitutional implications for the rest of the UK - Stephen Tierney
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written Evidence to Scottish Parliament European and External Affairs Committee - Michael Keating, 1-9-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written Evidence to Scottish Parliament: Accession of an independent Scotland to EU - Stephen Tierney
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_EuropeanandExternalRelationsCommittee/Inquiries/04_Prof_Stephen...
 
Description Written Evidence: Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Michael Keating 1-14
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written and oral evidence to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament (29 April 2015)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_FinanceCommittee/Reports/fir15-12w.pdf
 
Description Written and oral evidence to the Welfare Committee of the Scottish Parlament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution - Michael Keating 1-9-15
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written evidence to Scottish Parliament (EEAC): White Paper Reflection: Defence - Colin Fleming
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written evidence to Scottish Parliament: Political Economy of Small States - Michael Keating
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Written evidence to Scottish Parliament: White Paper Reflection: Defence - Colin Fleming
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_EuropeanandExternalRelationsCommittee/Meeting%20Papers/Papers_f...
 
Description Written evidence to the EEA of the Scottish Parliament: Scotland and the EU after independence - Micheal Keating
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description David Hume Institute Research Awards
Amount £17,000 (GBP)
Organisation David Hume Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description Fiscal issues in implementing the Smith Commission proposals and further devolution
Amount £29,980 (GBP)
Funding ID ECO/42328 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Description Future of the UK and Scotland
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description Horizon2020 (Cairney and Keating as CI)
Amount € 4,800,000 (EUR)
Funding ID IMAJINE 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2022
 
Title Risk and Constitutional Attitudes survey 
Description This is a two wave survey of adults (age 16+) eligible to vote in the 2014 Scottish referendum. Fieldwork was conducted by ICM three months before and three months after the 2014 Scottish independence referendum and included several survey experiments about risk tolerance, risk awareness and risk mitigating behaviours before and after the referendum. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset provides us with essential information about the role of risk in vote choice during the 2014 Scottish referendum.Prior to completion of the award the dataset will be lodged with the UK Data Archive. 
 
Title Scottish Independence - Business Attitudes 
Description New dataset on the attitudes of Scottish businesses towards a variety of issues associated with independence. Conducted in conjunction with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Two waves of data collected, each comprising around 850 responses. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Papers on business attitudes to constitutional change in Scotland that were influential in the debate around the economic implications of Scottish independence. 
URL http://www.scottishchambers.org.uk/userfiles/files/SCC%20Constitutional%20Survey.pdf
 
Title Scottish Independence - Individual Attitudes to Constitutional Change 
Description Individual responses to questionnaire on attitudes to constitutional change, personal and behavioural characteristics carried out by YouGov in December 2013. Sample size 2200. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Collection of further attitudinal datasets by the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change to examine what changes in the external environment triggered changes to voting intentions and outcomes. 
URL http://futureukandscotland.ac.uk/sites/default/files/papers/Citizen%20Preferences%20for%20Constituti...
 
Title Scottish microsimulation model 
Description This microsimulation model is based on the ESRC longitudinal survey known as Understanding Society and the Family Resources Surve y which is carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions. It is intended to provide static and dynamic microsimulation evidence of the implications of changing Scotland's new tax and benefit powers. It is written in Liam2, a software development platform for microsimulation, which has been developed at the Belgian Planning Ministry. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Invitation to provide a keynote speech at the Understanding Society annual conference 2015. Analysis of party proposals for the 2016 Scottish election involving, for the first time, suggestions for changes to income tax rates and bands. A blog, based on the model, describing the progressive nature of the Labour Party's proposal to raise the Scottish rate of income tax is referenced in the URL below. 
URL http://www.scotfes.com
 
Title Smith survey 
Description This dataset is composed of a single wave survey of adults (age 16+) in Scotland. It was conducted in October 2014 to examine awareness of the Smith commission as well as attitudes to constitutional change after the referendum. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Findings from the survey were summarised in a report as well as a journal article (Henderson, Lineira and Jeffery, Political Quarterly) and were submitted to the Smith Commission during its deliberations. 
 
Description Adviser (Welfare) to Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, Scottish Parliament 
Organisation Scottish Parliament
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Nicola McEwen was appointed as Adviser to the Devolution (Further Powers) committee between January - April 2015, providing advice on the welfare powers included within the Smith Commission Report and the draft Scotland Bill. Nicola was a named advisor in the Committee's report New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government's Proposals (3rd report) In this first appointment to the committee, her advice focused on examining the scope and implications of the new welfare powers. She provided regular briefings for clerks and members of the committee, helped committee members prepare for questioning witnesses, provided analysis of witness testimony and draft legislative clauses, and contributed to the drafting of the committee's interim report.
Collaborator Contribution The Committee invited Nicola McEwen and other members of the Centre on Constitutional Change to give evidence on the topic, before appointing her as adviser. The committee included Nicola in their deliberations, providing valuable insight into the parliamentary process.
Impact Report: New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government's Proposals http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/89474.aspx# Renewal of partnership for Committee (focusing on intergovernmental relations)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Adviser on Intergovernmental Relations to the Scottish Parliament Devolution (Further Powers) Committee 
Organisation Scottish Parliament
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Nicola McEwen was appointed as Adviser to the Devolution (Further Powers) committee. In this second appointment to the committee, her advice focused on intergovernmental relations and their relationship with Scottish constitutional change. She provided regular briefings for clerks and members of the committee, helped committee members prepare for questioning witnesses, provided analysis of witness testimony and ongoing government positions, helped draft an agreement between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government on parliamentary scrutiny of IGR, and contributed to the drafting of three committee reports. She also conducted an independent piece of research commissioned by the committee addressing intergovernmental relations and parliamentary scrutiny (a £5000 consultancy fee was paid to the University of Edinburgh for this aspect of the work). This led to a 50 page report, entitled 'Intergovernmental Relations and Parliamentary Scrutiny: A comparative overview', which in turn informed the committee's own publication, 'Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relations'. The Centre on Constitutional Change also hosted an away-day for members of the committee in which relevant experts were brought in to talk about parliamentary scrutiny in Belgium, Spain, and Canada. She also organised an event in parliament, chaired by the committee convener, which formed part of an academic conference session and helped connect MSPs with academics.
Collaborator Contribution The committee met regularly with Nicola McEwen, and included her in their deliberations. The committee clerks, other parliamentary staff and the committee convener also helped Nicola with sponsorship, planning and organisation of the academic-practitioner event on constitutional change at the Scottish Parliament.
Impact McEwen, N, B Petersohn and C Brown Swan, 2015, Intergovernmental Relations and Parliamentary Scrutiny: A comparative overview - publication submitted to the Scottish Parliament Devolution (Further Powers) Committee Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, 8th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Changing Relationships: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Intergovernmental Relations (impact) Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, 3rd Report, 2015 (Session 4): New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government's Proposals (impact)
Start Year 2015
 
Description BA /RSE seminar/ lecture series "Enlightening the Constitutional Debate" 
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Series of seminars and lectures held in Edinburgh and London with contributions from Future of UK and Scotland fellows.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to organisation and speakers at seminars.
Impact Ongoing engagement with public through public meetings co-hosted by both organisations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description BA /RSE seminar/ lecture series "Enlightening the Constitutional Debate" 
Organisation The British Academy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Series of seminars and lectures held in Edinburgh and London with contributions from Future of UK and Scotland fellows.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions to organisation and speakers at seminars.
Impact Ongoing engagement with public through public meetings co-hosted by both organisations.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Bolzano Summer School (June 2017) 
Organisation European Academy Bolzano EURAC
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Partnership between Centre on Constitutional Change, Professor Alain Gagnon, Canada Research Chair, to convene, co-design and participate in the delivery of PhD summer school on nationalism and territorial politics.
Collaborator Contribution Partner leads on funding and delivery of summer school.
Impact No impacts yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Discussion/consultation forum with Department for Works and Pensions 
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Nicola McEwen organised meeting to facilitate collaborative discussion between academics and civil servants from the UK Government Dept of Work and Pensions to discuss development of their Scotland Analysis paper.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Partnership with Workers Educational Association Scotland 
Organisation Workers' Educational Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Worked with WEA Scotland to deliver a series knowledge exchange workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness in advance of the referendum on Scottish independence
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped us to reach 'hard to reach' voters, and put us in contact with local WEA groups.
Impact public engagement events
Start Year 2014
 
Description Research Visits at the University of Ottawa 
Organisation University of Ottawa
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Two research visits made by Dr Katerina Lisenkova in October 2013 at the University of Ottawa.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Roundtable Discussions - Michael Keating 23-6-14 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in roundtable discussions on Balance of Competences in UK constitutional framework.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in roundtable discussions on Balance of Competences in UK constitutional framework.
Impact Maintained relations between SCCC and UK Government.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Scottish Independence - Collaboration with Scottish Chambers of Commerce 
Organisation Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collection and analysis of data
Collaborator Contribution Contact with individual businesses to encourage a high response rate
Impact Collaboration has resulted in the collection of a new survey on business attitudes to constitutional change. Collaboration also involved the dissemination of results from the survey both to the general public and to business audiences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Stakeholder meeting with DWP officials 
Organisation Department for Work and Pensions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Stakeholder engagement: Nicola McEwen convened a second meeting with officials from the UK Department of Work and Pensions, to discuss the further development of the Scotland Analysis paper on UK social security and independence.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Stirling University Institute for Fiscal Studies co-operation 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analysis of the fiscal framework in the Scotland Bill 2015
Collaborator Contribution Technical analysis of funding formulae; writing of research papers
Impact Joint publication: Bell,D.N.F. Eiser,D. and Phillips, D. (2015) Adjusting Scotland's Block Grant for new Tax and Welfare Powers: Assessing the Options Available at: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/8062
Start Year 2015
 
Description 'Beyond the Referendum: A Supreme Court for Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Scottish Public Law Group and the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law organised this joint seminar. 'Beyond the Referendum: a Supreme Court for Scotland' considered the future of the Supreme Court tier in the event of either a 'Yes' or a 'No' vote in the forthcoming Independence Referendum.

This seminar featured contributions from Professor Neil Walker (Edinburgh Law School), Professor Aileen McHarg (Strathclyde Law School), Anna Poole QC (Faculty of Advocates), and Christine O'Neill (Chairman of Brodies LLP). In Part One of the evening, there was consideration of the jurisdiction of a Scottish Supreme Court both in the 'interim constitution', and in the aftermath of a constitutional convention, in the event of a YES vote. Part Two looked at how the jurisdiction of the UK Supreme Court might evolve, taking into account the Scotland Act 2012, and how that court's jurisprudence might continue to develop Scots law, in the event of a NO vote.


It stimulated thinking and informed Tierney's research on what independence would mean, informing his publications in this area.
It also informed lawyers, judges and others in thinking about the judicial systems of the UK in light of possible constitutional change.
It also advanced collaboration with The Scottish Public Law Group and the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law of which Tierney is a coordinator and director respectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://splg.co.uk/beyond-the-referendum-a-supreme-court-for-scotland/
 
Description Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and Deputy First Minister of Scotland, spoke on 'The Constitutional Future of an Independent Scotland', 16 June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussions about Scotland's constitutional future.
it was attended by over 200 people in the Playfair Library. It was introduced by the Principal of the University.

The talk attracted widespread media - see coverage by the BBC and the Scotsman:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-27872478
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/scots-views-sought-on-declaration-of-independence-1-3445623
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishindependenceaudit.ed.ac.uk/events
 
Description "If No" conference: speaker - Michael Keating 24-8-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of "Perspectives for Scotland in the event of a No vote in the referendum".

Better knowledge of the potential outcomes of the referendum, informed public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Risk and Attitudes to Constitutional Change". Media Briefing for the Political Studies Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Risk and Attitudes to Constitutional Change". Media Briefing for the Political Studies Association, London, June
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Scottish Attitudes to Constitutional Change After the Referendum" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Scottish Attitudes to Constitutional Change After the Referendum". Lecture to Welsh Governance Centre Visit to Edinburgh, December
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Scottish Attitudes to Constitutional Change After the Referendum" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Scottish Attitudes to Constitutional Change After the Referendum". Lecture to Welsh Governance Centre Visit to Edinburgh, December
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "The Big Idea" Podcast on the Scottish Referendum, University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Big Idea Podcast on the Scottish Referendum, University of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "The Future of Engagement" Roundtable, Holyrood Magazine, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "The Future of Engagement" Roundtable, Holyrood Magazine, Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "The Imagined Electorate: Values, Perceived Boundaries and the Regional Rehabilitation of Political Culture" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact "The Imagined Electorate: Values, Perceived Boundaries and the Regional Rehabilitation of Political Culture" Inaugural Lecture, Edinburgh, December
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'A Just Scotland: fiscal sustainability and income inequality' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David Comerford and David Eiser participated in this small conference at the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STAC). David Comerford asked a highly topical question: is the IFS report consistent with the Scotland's Future White Paper? David Eister then presented on Income Inequality in Scotland. Further information can be accessed in the following link: http://stucbetterway.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-just-scotland-fiscal-sustainability.html

Further information can be accessed in the following link: http://stucbetterway.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-just-scotland-fiscal-sustainability.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://stucbetterway.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-just-scotland-fiscal-sustainability.html
 
Description 'A Partnership of Equals' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at The University of Edinburgh Referendum Blog.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/a-partnership-of-equals/
 
Description 'A Partnership of Equals' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at The University of Edinburgh Referendum Blog.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with referendum blog, and my research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/a-partnership-of-equals/
 
Description 'Ageing population 'a central issue'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Lisenkova's research findings were quoted in this piece in the Stornoway Gazette.

'Ageing population 'a central issue''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/scottish-headlines/ageing-population-a-central-issue-1-322112...
 
Description 'Ageing population 'major issue regardless of referendum' says study' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Lisenkova was quoted in this piece on the STV News website.

Raised public awareness of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and increased engagement with our research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Ageing should not be key issue in Scots vote, says think-tank' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Katerina Lisenkova was quoted in this piece in the Financial Times.

'Ageing should not be key issue in Scots vote, says think-tank'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b924e6c-5d0b-11e3-a558-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2wWitZ8kb
 
Description 'Balanced budget current and capital government expenditure: the likely impact of greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Patrizio Lecca and Kim Swales gave this presentation at a staff seminar for the Economic Divison at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

It raised awareness of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and increased interest and exchange with the research of the presenters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Between Autonomy and Interdependence: Scottish Independence and Intergovernmental Co-ordination' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at ESRC conference on the Future of the UK and Scotland, Westminster Parliament. Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent invitations.

My talk sparked questions and discussions with audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.aog.ed.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/126457/McEwen_ESRC_conference_June_2013.pdf
 
Description 'Case for Scottish independence boosted by more optimistic economic forecasts' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Lisenkova's research findings were cited in this piece in The Guardian.

'Case for Scottish independence boosted by more optimistic economic forecasts'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/dec/05/scottish-independence-boosted-cost-green-energy-refo...
 
Description 'Countries, Regions and Costs of Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture delivered by David Comerford at the Business School of the University of Strathclyde.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum; raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme through website, twitter feed etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Cross-Border Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited guest speaker, to give a talk on 'Embedded independence? Examining the Territorial Objectives of the Scottish Government in the 2014 Referendum', School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Cross-Border Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited guest speaker, to give a talk on 'Embedded independence? Examining the Territorial Objectives of the Scottish Government in the 2014 Referendum', School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of Nicola McEwen's research. Invitations to subsequent events on cross-border issues followed from this presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Debt - More Clarity Needed' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry by David Bell analysing the White Paper's two methods to calculate Scotland's debt after independence.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Energy Independence and Interdependence: the Scottish Context' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at Global Energy Systems Conference, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Talk sparked questions and discussion.

Event helped me raise my profile in the energy field, leading to subsequent invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.aog.ed.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/126459/Presentation_Global_Energy_conference,_Ju...
 
Description 'Estimating Scotland's Spending Needs' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry by David Eiser describing recent research which estimates Scotland's relative spending need for devolved public services to be about 6% higher than for the UK as a whole.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Fair, Lawful and Democratic?' Assessing the Scottish Independence Referendum, 17 October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This roundtable discussion evaluated the referendum process of 18 September. Aspects addressed included participation, including voter registration, turnout and information provided to voters, as well as deliberation, including funding and spending rules, the role of the main campaign organisations, campaign rules and media and civil society engagement.

Its main aim was to follow up on the workshop of 2013 and assess how the legislation governing the referendum had operated and whether it had resulted in a fair, lawful and democratic referendum.

It also assessed UK referendum law to establish if the Scottish process offered lessons in good or bad practice.

Its main aim was to follow up on the workshop of 2013 and assess how the legislation governing the referendum had operated and whether it had resulted in a fair, lawful and democratic referendum.

It also assessed UK referendum law to establish if the Scottish process offered lessons in good or bad practice.

It was attended by the Electoral Commissioner for Scotland, the office of the Chief Returning Officer, and senior officials from the UK and Scottish Governments and Parliaments.

The referendum process is now acknowledged to have been lawful, democratic and fair. The legislation passed to facilitate it is widely considered to have been a success.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishindependenceaudit.ed.ac.uk/events
 
Description 'In Bed with an Elephant? Exploring Scottish-UK Relations after Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at ESRC conference on the Future of the UK and Scotland, Edinburgh. Raised profile of research programme and my own research. Talk sparked key questions and discussion.

Increased engagement with programme website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.aog.ed.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/126458/McEwen_ESRC_conference_May_2013.pdf
 
Description 'In-out shake it all about' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on implications of debate on UK's future in the EU on the issue of Scottish independence. Op ed in 'The Scotsman'.

'In-out shake it all about'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-mcewen-in-out-shake-it-all-about-1-2927638
 
Description 'Migration fears over economy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Lisenkova was quoted in this piece in the Herald Scotland.

'Migration fears over economy'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/wider-political-news/migration-fears-over-economy.23012810
 
Description 'NHS Scotland 'forcing nurses to work for free'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Lisenkova was quoted in this piece in The Scotsman.

'NHS Scotland 'forcing nurses to work for free''
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/nhs-scotland-forcing-nurses-to-work-for-free-1-3221040
 
Description 'Nationalism and Globalisation: New Settings, New Challenges' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Symposium was inter-disciplinary, bringing together constitutional theorists, international lawyers, political theorists and political scientists in order that insights might be shared across three rich strands of recent work. It discussed issues concerning the continuing salience of nationalism around the world, informing the Fellowship's strand in understanding what 'independence' means.

It is intended that the Symposium will lead to an edited collection of papers with a world leading publisher.






Will result in a book edited by Stephen Tierney and published by Hart Publishing, one of the UK's leading law publishers, in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.scottishindependenceaudit.ed.ac.uk/events
 
Description 'Not the DVLA question. Cross-Border Governance after Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at The University of Edinburgh Referendum Blog.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with my research and the referendum blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/not-the-dvla-question-cross-border-governance-after-independence/
 
Description 'Not the DVLA question. Cross-Border Governance after Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at The University of Edinburgh Referendum Blog.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/not-the-dvla-question-cross-border-governance-after-independence/
 
Description 'Partnership after Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op ed in 'Scotland on Sunday'

'Partnership after Independence'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-mcewen-partnership-after-independence-1-3051194
 
Description 'Partnership after Independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/partnership-after-independence
 
Description 'SNP must set out their welfare vision' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op ed in The Scotsman.

'SNP must set out their welfare vision'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-mcewen-snp-must-set-out-their-welfare-vision-1-2963031
 
Description 'Scottish Independence: Debts and Assets' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry made by David Bell on the level of debt and how an independent Scottish Government would deal with it.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'The White Paper vs the IFS' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry by David Comerford comparing the optimistic assessment of Scotland's economy from the Scottish Government against the negative assessment from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'The new poll tax? The bedroom tax, welfare reform and independence' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the University of Edinburgh Referendum Blog.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/the-new-poll-tax-the-bedroom-tax-welfare-reform-and-independence/
 
Description 'Towards a Democratic and Deliberative Referendum?: Analysing the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill and the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact It was a one day Workshop. The Workshop engaged in plenary discussion of these papers and of the draft Scottish Independence Referendum Bill and the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill. A wide range of participants took part, including civil servants from the Scottish Government, the United Kingdom Government, the Scottish Parliament, representatives of the two main campaign organisations (Yes Scotland and Better Together), a number of academics from law and political science, and representatives from civil society.

It resulted in : Report of ESRC Funded Workshop, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, 5 April 2013

This is the report of proceedings of a one day workshop organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School on 5 April 2013. It is part of a research project undertaken by Professor Stephen Tierney titled: 'The Scottish Independence Referendum: A Democratic Audit'. As part of this project Professor Tierney is tracking the legislative process leading to a statute-based regulatory regime for the referendum scheduled for 2014. The Workshop marks the beginning of this work. The project is funded by the ESRC's major investment in Senior Research Fellowships to study: 'the broad range of issues and policy areas affected by the Scotland independence debate and the longer term future of the UK and Scotland.' In the course of the Workshop five presentations were offered by experts in United Kingdom referendum law and practice. The event was conducted under the Chatham House rule; in the Report neither the identity nor the affiliation of any speaker, nor that of any other participant, is revealed.

The Workshop marks the beginning of work on 'The Scottish Independence Referendum: A Democratic Audit'. It helped inform the two bills.

I was appointed as adviser to the Scottish Parliament Bill committee in 2013. I was able to use my research and the outcomes of this Workshop to inform the Committee.

Its main aim was to assess how the draft legislation governing the referendum and whether it would ensure a fair, lawful and democratic referendum.

It also assessed UK referendum law to
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.scottishindependenceaudit.ed.ac.uk/publications
 
Description 'UK-Irish Bond May Stretch to Scots' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/uk-irish-bond-may-stretch-scots
 
Description 'UK-Irish Bond may Stretch to Scots' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op ed in 'The Scotsman'.

'UK-Irish Bond may Stretch to Scots'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-mcewen-uk-irish-bond-may-stretch-to-scots-1-3094727
 
Description 'White Paper Reflections - Intergovernmental Relations' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/white-paper-reflections-intergovernmental-relations
 
Description 'White Paper Reflections - Intergovernmental Relations' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website in which Nicola McEwen looks into shared responsibilities and the ties that Scotland intends to keep in the event of independence.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/white-paper-reflections-intergovernmental-relations
 
Description 'Will Scotland be Wealthier under Independence?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland website written by Patrizio Lecca, Peter McGregor and Kim Swales. The authors argue that it seems likely that there would be a "price tag" to be paid for independence in the short-run.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/would-scotland-be-wealthier-under-independence
 
Description 'Will an Independent Scotland be Greener?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/will-independent-scotland-be-greener
 
Description 'Working age welfare benefits, personal taxation, and the labour market: White Paper implications' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry by David Eiser analysing the White Paper's vision for tax and welfare policy in an independent Scotland.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Would independence make Scotland's welfaire fairer?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website. This entry is an expanded version of the article that appeared in The Guardian on 11 March 2014.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/would-independence-make-scotlands-welfare-fairer
 
Description 'Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op piece in The Guardian.

'Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/11/independence-scotland-welfare-fairer-bedroom-tax
 
Description 'Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry at the Future of UK and Scotland's website. This entry is an expanded version of the article that appeared in The Guardian on 11 March 2014.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/would-independence-make-scotlands-welfare-fairer
 
Description 'Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Op ed in The Guardian.

'Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/11/independence-scotland-welfare-fairer-bedroom-tax
 
Description (Re)negotiating EU-Membership: Succession and Accession 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stephen Tierney contributed as speaker to the Workshop 'Scotland's External Relations: Political, Legal and Economic Perspectives on Independence and Scotland's EU & International Relations' in Brussels. He discussed with lawyers and practititioners the legal aspects of Scotland's opportunities to become and remain an EU member-state.

The event helped to increase our knowledge of positions of officials in EU institutions regarding the debate on Scottish independence. It also contributed to our network with officials in Brussels. Members of the Catalan delegation mentioned after the presentations that they benefited from participating and would like to organise sth similar for their country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 16 Questons e-book 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We produced two chapters for the e-book "Scotland's Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September":
"What would the outlook be for Scotland's economy if the vote is yes/ if the vote is no?" (Bell)
"What would happen to pensions in the event of a Yes or a No vote" (Bell and Eiser)
They have been widely cited in the press.



The book has been downloaded over 100,000 times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2014
URL http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/sites/default/files/papers/Scotland%27s%20Decision%20final%20eb...
 
Description A 'decisive shift to prevention' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post in which Paul Cairney and Emily St. Denny ask: How do we turn an idea into evidence based policy?

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience and increased engagement with the referendum blog and Paul Cairney's website website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Fayre for Women - discussion with local women's group on constitutional reform after the referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk informed understanding of issues at stake in the referendum

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and Nicola McEwens research, through website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Framework to Decide 'What Works' in Prevention Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Paul Cairney and Emily St. Denny to the Scottish Government's strategy unit and civil servants in which they highlighted the key points of the current Scottish prevention policy and of their framework encouraging a minimum standard for policy adoption.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme. As the debate about Scottish independence is marked by great uncertainty but also opportunities for implementing other policies, this meeting contributed to the knowledge of civil servants about alternative options for prevention policy based on comparative research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Scottish Nordic Model? - Malcolm Harvey 28-10-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog entry comparing welfare states in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and de-mystifying the one Nordic model, Scotland can adopt.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description A Scottish Yes to Independence? A UK No to Europe? Scenarios and Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Micheal Keating contributed as speaker to the ESRC evening seminar on Scottish referendum: Implications for the EU.

The event was one of many public engagement activities prior to the Scottish referendum on independence. The purpose and impact of this event was information sharing and knowledge exchange on different scenarios for the future of the UK. The impact is hard to quantify but participants' feedback was very positive regarding the usefulness of the information provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description A Sustainable Future for Scotland's Finances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the first meeting to discuss Scotland's medium-term financial strategy. It was a joint meeting of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee, the Scottish Parliament Futures Forum and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.scotlandfutureforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-06-15_PublicFinancesEventReport.p...
 
Description A lecture to students and faculty at the Scuola Normale Superioire, Florence, Italy. 15/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A lecture on "The territorial dimension of politics" delivered to students and faculty at the Scuola Normale Superioire, Florence, Italy which is a leading university for the study of political and social sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A presentation on a paper on "The Foundations of Federalism" at the University of Ottawa Law School, 4/03/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on a paper on "The Foundations of Federalism" at the University of Ottawa Law School, Canada on 4/03/2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ABC (Australia) Radio National: Saturday Extra 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen participated in a three person panel discussion on ABC radio. The show was dedicated to review the issue of the referendum as part of the Saturday programme.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Aberdeen Alumni conference & meeting New York: speaker - Michael Keating 15-11-14 & 10-5-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speech to the Alumni Association of Aberdeen University on the topic of the Scottish independence referendum, post-speech discussion.

Networking on behalf of CCC, global reach for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Business Bulletin: Small nations in a big world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Part of a special referendum supplement distributed to 1,250 businesses in the North-East of Scotland.

The debate was further informed by the inclusion of academics in this publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://issuu.com/aberdeenchamber/docs/aug_ebb_indyref?e=9372228/8926776
 
Description Academic presentations at Royal Economic Society in Manchester and Scottish Economic Society in Perth; Border Effects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The talks were standard academic talks, but associated press release, http://www.res.org.uk/details/mediabrief/6065901/HOW-NATIONAL-BORDERS-INFLUENCE-ECONOMIC-OUTCOME.html, was picked up by national media, and I was then asked to write a piece for the LSE blog, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-border-effect-and-scottish-independence/

Article in the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2600261/Independent-Scotland-lose-8bn-GDP-International-border-countries-cut-trade-5-5-cent.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP9967.php
 
Description Academy of Government event on Brexit and Scotland for visiting students (Dec 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented an analysis of Brexit and its implications for Scotland to a group of visiting students and professors from China. The event was hosted by the Academy of Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Additional powers for Scotland - Next steps and implications for housing (SFHA) 17 February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations conference on Additional powers for Scotland - Next steps and implications for housing. The conference was aimed at broadening the knowledge staff from housing, tenant, and third sector organisations on the Smith Commission process and implications for the housing sector.


Nicola McEwen was asked to engage further with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sfha.co.uk/events/icalrepeat/detail/2015/02/17/additional-powers-for-scotland-next-steps-and-...
 
Description Address to Court of University of Aberdeen on constitutional futures - Michael Keating, 30-6-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented thoughts on constitutional change to Aberdeen University council members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Advice to Scottish Parliament on the issue of prisoners voting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As adviser to Scottish Parliament I advised a competence challenge in the courts would be likely but that the Scottish Referendum Bill ban on prisoners voting in the referendum was likely to be lawful.

My advice was cited in the UK Supreme Court. My view of the legality of the legislation was upheld by every court addressing the issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww....
 
Description Adviser to House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was asked to be specialist adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the "Devolution of Public Finances in the UK" in 2015. This involved me with briefing the committee, helping select witnesses and helping draft the main report and various notes. This report was discussed during the reading of the Scotland Bill 2015 in the House of Lords. An attempt was made to halt the progress of the bill due to the absence of a clear agreement on the fiscal framework. Though defeated, the house was able to register its dissatisfaction with the handling of the fiscal framework, a key element of the devolution of public finances that was not included in the bill itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldeconaf/55/55.pdf
 
Description After the Referendum: A Constitution for an Independent Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the first of two workshops exploring the implications of a referendum for Scotland's constitution. The workshop focused on the constitutional implications of a yes vote; the second, held at the University of Glasgow on 26 November 2013, discussed what constitutional changes might nevertheless be desirable in the event of a no vote.

The widely shared assumption - endorsed by the Scottish Government - is that an independent Scotland would join the overwhelming majority of nations in adopting a written constitution. In this workshop we will explore a range of issues raised by the prospect of a written Scottish constitution, including: the process for adopting a constitution and interim constitutional arrangements; the content of a written constitution, covering both substantive values and institutional questions; and the legal status of a written constitution, exploring models of entrenchment, interpretation and amendment, as well as the relationship of the constitution to other regional and global legal orders.


This was organised in collaboration with the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, of which Stephen Tierney is a coordinator.

It led to blogs by Tierney - see publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1712&articleType=ArticleView&article...
 
Description After the Referendum: Constitutional Change in the Event of a No Vote, 28 January 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was the second of two workshops exploring the implications of a referendum for Scotland's constitution. The first workshop, which took place on 13 November, focused on the constitutional implications of a yes vote; this second workshop will discuss what constitutional changes might nevertheless be desirable in the event of a no vote.

If the vote were to be against independence, it does not follow that there would be no further change in Scotland's constitutional position within the UK. The political effect of a no vote might be to discourage any further adjustment to the constitution. On the other hand, since the independence option would effectively have been ruled out for a number of years, there might be more focus on the adequacy of the current devolution settlement. We should also remember that the Scotland Act 2012 provided for significant changes to the financing of devolution including a Scottish rate of income tax and changes to the block grant, but these changes have not yet taken effect.

This workshop will, therefore, explore some of the key issues that will arise if Scotland stays in the union including: implementing the new financial regime under the Scotland Act 2012; the future of public services in Scotland; what should be the process for any further constitutional reform in the UK; devolution and reform of the House of Commons; inter-governmental relations within the UK and; Scotland-EU relations.


This was organised in collaboration with the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, of which Stephen Tierney is a coordinator.

It resulted in blogs and other publications by Tierney - see publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1712&articleType=ArticleView&article...
 
Description Aguirre Foundation conference, Bilbao: speaker (in Spanish) - Michael Keating 20-2-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Speaker on "La Independencia de Escocia" (in Spanish). Discussion of similarities and differences between Scottish & Basque cases.

Links between SCCC and Basque institutions established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Analysis article for the Herald 10 June 2015: There are two sides to the debate about using extra fiscal powers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Asked to write an op-ed article for the Herald newspaper on the subject of the frequently suggested Scandinavian model for Scottish public finances. The Herald has a readership of over 30,000, including key decision makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13412228.There_are_two_sides_to_the_debate_about_using_extra_f...
 
Description Analysis article in Edinburgh Evening News associated with public event discussing the Scotland Bill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the article was to increase attendance at a public engagement event discussing the Scotland Bill and to increase public awareness of the magnitude of the changes being discussed by parliamentarians.

Attendance at the event saw a noticeable increase, which in turn led to questions at the event. The partner organisations are keen to undertake further collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/307576-devolution-holyroods-new-powers-are-confusing-say-academi...
 
Description Analysis article in TIME Magazine - 04-May-2015: This Woman Is Forecast to be the Biggest Winner of the U.K. Election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with a journalist about the territorial aspects of the UK general election.

The article was published in a magazine with more than 3 million readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://time.com/3839973/nicola-sturgeon-uk-election/
 
Description Analysis article: ANALIZA: Etapele pe care Scotia le-a parcurs pâna la referendumul asupra independentei si ce se va întâmpla daca tara se desprinde de Marea Britanie (ANALYSIS: Steps that Scotland has to go before the referendum on independence and what 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact INterview with news agency Madiafax resulted in this analysis piece in Gandul.

Informing the wider discussion across Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gandul.info/international/analiza-etapele-pe-care-scotia-le-a-parcurs-pana-la-referendumu...
 
Description Analysis article: Warum die Schotten Europa nervös machen (Why do the Scots make Europe nervous?) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact an extended interview with the journalist Knut Pries resulted in this comment article in Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.



Understandably many European readers were following events in the UK with an eye on it impact on other territories seeking independence from existing European states. This interview helped inform the subsequent article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.derwesten.de/politik/warum-die-schotten-europa-nervoes-machen-id9798930.html
 
Description Analysis: Professor Nicola McEwen examines the concepts of 'shared rule' and 'self rule 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Holyrood Magazine is widely read by parliamentarians and their staff, civil servants and public affairs professionals. This comment piece was an opportunity to speak directly to that audience.

Staff at the magazine expressed an interest in subsequent articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.holyrood.com/articles/comment/professor-nicola-mcewen-examines-concepts-shared-rule-and-...
 
Description Appearance as witness at Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, Scottish Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I gave evidence to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee of the Scottish Parliament on January 21, 2016. My evidence related to the transfer of welfare powers from the UK Government to Scotland. Specifically it addressed the issue of how these powers will be funded. The evidence will influence the final report which will shortly be published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Papers_20160121.pdf
 
Description Appearance on BBC Breakfast - 22 October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The discussion on the programme was to provide greater public understanding of the likelihood of the Smith Commission meeting its objectives.

BBC Breakfast attracts an average of 1.5 million viewers per broadcast. It is an excellent opportunity to inform public discussion and provide academic insight into political debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Appearance on BBC's Scotland's Top Ten Battlegrounds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appearance on Episode 3 of the BBC's Referendum Documentaries. Nicola McEwen reflected on the evolution of the referendum process and the implications of independence for the Scottish welfare system. She also helped the programme makers with suggestions for academic interviewees and topics at the development stage.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Appearance on Good Morning Scotland - 23 Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited to take part in a discussion on BBC Scotland's breakfast news programme to discuss the possible devolution of welfare powers by the Smith Commission, the report of which was due a matter of days later.

Figures produced for the Scottish Parliament in 2011 estimated the 460.000 listeners for GMS. However, this should not just be treated as a numbers game; GMS is where Scottish decision makers and other engaged individuals start their day and it frequently frames the news agenda for the day. Any opportunity to inform public understanding during a period of rapid political change is to welcomed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Appearance on Scotland 2014 - 6 October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Scotland's late evening news digest programme is an important platform for political analysis. This discussion on Oct 6 considered what were the next likely constitutional moves for Scotland.

The programme is watched by decision makers and journalists to inform their views on issues of the day. By working with the programme, with which the Centre on Constitutional Change has strong links, I am able to provide context and rigour to the assessment of different constitutional options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Appearance on the 'Scottish TV' general election show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on the 'Scottish TV' general election show to analyse the outcome of the 2015 General election during the election night
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://metavideos.com/video/3279236/watch-ailsa-henderson-talk-about-potential-sea-change-in
 
Description Appearance on the BBC radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appearance on BBC radio Scotland to comment the outcome of the 2015 General election
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Appeared as witness to the Scottish Affairs Committee of the House of Commons on 11 January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I appeared as a witness to the Scottish Affairs Committee of the House of Commons to discuss the state of the Scottish Labour market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/601fbe0a-8a94-48ea-9f1c-6ffb9160b02b
 
Description Appointed Independent Adviser to the Scottish Parliameent Referendum Bill Committee 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tierney advised on the two bills passed to regulate the referendum process. He was the Committee's only academic adviser.

The referendum is widely held to have been very well regulated and to have been fair, lawful and democratic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/other_areas_of_interest/news/newsarchive/2011/stephen_tierney_appointed_cons...
 
Description Appointed Independent Adviser to the Scottish Parliameent Referendum Bill Committee 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tierney advised on the two bills passed to regulate the referendum process. He was the Committee's only academic adviser.

The referendum is widely held to have been very well regulated and to have been fair, lawful and democratic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/other_areas_of_interest/news/newsarchive/2011/stephen_tierney_appointed_cons...
 
Description Article authored in The Herald (Scotland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published in The Herald (Scotland), about party political context of English Votes for English Laws.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13739228.Agenda__Seismic_events_in_Labour_pivotal_in_the_battl...
 
Description Article discussing the bookmakers odds on the outcome of the EU referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article discussed the implied probability of a "leave" outcome, based on information from 24 bookmakers regarding the odds offered on the referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23620
 
Description Article in Green European Journal (July 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was interviewed by the Green European Journal and the text of the interview was published on the website and in the print edition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/perfect-complements-is-regionalism-the-way-forward-for-europe/
 
Description Article published in The Herald Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen wrote a column for the Glasgow Herald asking whether Holytrood could be one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world. The article was also published on the Centre on Constitutional Change's blog and shared widely through social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14327361.Nicola_McEwen__Can_Holyrood_be_one_of_the_most_powerf...
 
Description Authors workshop on intergovernmental councils, convened in Berne (July 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen attended an author's workshop on intergovernmental councils and intergovernmental relations in Berne, Switzerland to discuss the subject and prepare contributions for a special issue of Regional and Federal Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Aye Write, participation in Glasgow Book Festival (28-03-16) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen participated in a session at the Glasgow Book Festival, Aye Write. She presented on the topic of 'We the People' with Elliot Bulmer and Michael Keating at chair. The description of the event is as follows: How willing are the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments to concede powers to the population at large? What can we learn from earlier struggles for rights for workers, for women? Is the Vow or The Vow Plus or enhanced home rule deliverable? Would a written constitution be possible and worthwhile for Scotland without independence? Or for the UK or rUK?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ayewrite.com/writeon/Pages/We-The-People.aspx
 
Description BBC Big Debate, Arbroath: Panelist - Michael Keating 13-3-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact One hour radio discussion of issues related to Scotland in aftermath of independence referendum and precursor to General Election.

Further media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC News at Six & Ten: Constituency Profile - Malcolm Harvey 8-4-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Brief appearance on Huw Edwards package on BBC News at Six and Ten in relation to a constituency profile of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

BBC retain name on list of academics to contact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC One - Ten O'Clock News, 11 Sep 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed as to the latest twists and turns of the Scottish independence debate. The journalist was seeking clarification on the issues that were dominating people's final vote choice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC One Reporting Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was interviewed for the Report on Scotland of BBC One on the uncertain consequences of a Yes vote.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 PM programme - Michael Keating, 26-11-13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 flagship evening news programme as part of their coverage of the forthcoming independence referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Radio 4: Costing the Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for the programme 'Costing the Earth'. The interview focused on different scenarios for Scotland's energy scene, developments since devolution, advantages and opportunities but also challenges that independence could bring. While cross-border deals with England seem to be very likely, different policy preferences may have a negative effect on the partnership between Scotland and rUK in the event of independence.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Scotland website article: Expert View on post-Yes constitutional plan - Michael Keating 17-6-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wide dissemination of Future of the UK and Scotland research and discussions.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-27893870
 
Description BBC Scotland with Andrew Kerr on Scotland and the prospect of another referendum (September 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was interviewed on BBC Scotland with Andrew Kerr on Brexit and its implications for Scotland, following an event run by the Centre on Constitutional Change on the same topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC TV News - Michael Keating, 26-11-13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on the BBC's flagship news programme as part of their coverage of the forthcoming independence referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Today programme - Michael Keating, 26-11-13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on the BBC's flagship morning news programme as part of their coverage of the forthcoming independence referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Two: Scotland's Top Ten Battlegrounds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact For the third Episode of the BBC's Referendum Documentaries, several members of the SCCC provided insights on their specific research specialisation. Prof Michael Keating reflected upon the question of Scotland becoming a new member-state of the EU and the terms and conditions that would be attached to the accession process; Prof David Bell focused on the debate of the currency union and debt-sharing; and Dr Nicola McEwen reflected on the evolution of the referendum process and on the implications of Scottish independence on welfare policy.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests followed from this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vmb0s
 
Description BBC World News Presenter's Friend: Malcolm Harvey 19-9-14 (6.00-11.30am) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Presenter's friend on BBC World News, contributing instant analysis of the referendum outcome.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC report of participation at a public engagement event - 22 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The five million questions series organised by BBC Scotland provides an excellent platform for informing public debate. This event focused on European concerns and, critically, the overlapping constitutional politics of Europe and the devolution/independence debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34323130
 
Description Back to Scotland's Future: Re-editing the 'new Scottish' Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post in which Emily St Denny argues that both campaigns are drawing lessons from the mitigated results of the 'new Scottish politics' in order to bridge the gap between their rhetoric and the political and economic realities facing Scotland. Read in this light, the White Paper (Scotland's Future) can be seen as seeking to establish a compelling equilibrium between aspiration and reassuring realism. Both the SNP and the broader Yes campaign are attempting to reframe the principles of 'new politics' as compatible with independence, rather than as the exclusive dividend of well-calibrated devolution within the union.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Berkeley University Conference on Ukraine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper on 'Constituent Power and Direct Democracy' (delivered in absentia).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Berliner Republik: The Independence Question in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Comment article for German political magazine.

Outlining the issues concerned in the referendum debate within their wider European context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.b-republik.de/archiv/die-schottische-frage-und-europas-zukunft
 
Description Berne conference: plenary speaker - Michael Keating 10-10-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Conference in Berne on Nations and Self-Determination, plenary speaker on "Scotland after the referendum"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Beyond the Independence / Union Dichotomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post by Michael Keating in which he reflects upon the inefficiencies in the current distribution of power in the UK but also links the debate to notions of sovereignty. He argues that the old idea of the sovereign nation-state is no longer working but has been replaced by post-sovereign constellations in which sovereignty is shared between Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. If one accepts the idea of a bargain between two sovereign entities, Scotland may be able to initiate further devolution of powers ending up in a looser union with England.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Blog "Can the Sewel Convention survive Brexit"? May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog on Can the Sewel Convention survive Brexit"? published on the blog sites of both the Centre on Constitutional Change and the UK in a Changing Europe, leading academic research centres into Brexit and wider constitutional issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/can-sewel-convention-survive-brexit
 
Description Blog "Comment on MP's Report on Devolution Arrangements" on blogsite of the Centre on Constitutional Change. 2/08/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog "Comment on MP's Report on Devolution Arrangements" discussing the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report 'Devolution and Exiting the EU: reconciling differences and building strong relationships'. Professor McEwen suggests that the Report includes some practical recommendations, some of which were informed by CCC research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/comment-mps-report-devolution-arrangements
 
Description Blog "Is the UK ready for a Norway-style deal" . 13/07/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog "Is the UK ready for a Norway-style deal?" on options facing the UK as it prepares to leave the EU. Published on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/uk-ready-norway-style-deal
 
Description Blog Post: Brexit Reflections - One answer, many questions? (June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/brexit-reflections-one-answer-many-questions
 
Description Blog Post: Disunited Kingdom: Will Brexit spark the disintegration of the UK? Centre on Constitutional Change (Aug 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/disunited-kingdom-will-brexit-spark-disintegratio...
 
Description Blog Post: How Brexit could open up new constituency of support for independence among middle-class Scots (June 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/how-brexit-could-open-new-constituency-support-in...
 
Description Blog for CCC: "What's all the fuss about EVEL?" - Michael Keating, 2-2-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on government plans for EVEL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog for Centre on Constitutional Change Website (5 December 2013): Would Scotland be wealthier under independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The issue of economic benefit or cost has been identified as the single largest determining factor influencing people's vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum. The blog had a readership in the tens of thousands in the lead up to the referendum, including key decision makers and influencers. A request for further information was subsequently received from the Scottish Labour Party.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/would-scotland-be-wealthier-under-independence
 
Description Blog on "The 'Great Repeal Bill' and Delegated Powers" on UK Constitutional Law blog site. 7/03/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog with Professor Mark Elliott on The 'Great Repeal Bill' and Delegated Powers on the blog site of the UK Constitutional Law Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2017/03/07/mark-elliott-and-stephen-tierney-the-great-repeal-bill-an...
 
Description Blog on "Agriculture and Devolution after Brexit". 6/03/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on the London School of Economics Brexit blog page on "Agriculture and Devolution after Brexit".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/03/23/agriculture-post-brexit-a-battleground-for-the-uks-constit...
 
Description Blog on "Borders and Backstops". 14/12/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog "Borders and Backstops" posted on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/brexit-borders-and-backstops
 
Description Blog on "Brexit and its Implications for Scottish Devolution" on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change, 1/03/2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on "Brexit and its Implications for Scottish Devolution", posted on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/brexit-and-its-implications-scottish-devolution
 
Description Blog on "Brexit, Nation and Sovereignty". 7/02/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on "Brexit, Nation and Sovereignty" posted on website of H-Nationalism, a leading international online forum for the study of nationalism since its founding in 2006.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://networks.h-net.org/node/3911/discussions/3679663/brexit-nation-and-sovereignty
 
Description Blog on "Building the Union Again. The New Act of Union". 24/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on "Building the Union Again. The New Act of Union". posted on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/building-union-again-new-act-union
 
Description Blog on "House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on EU (Withdrawal) Bill" on UK Constitutional law blog site 7/09/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog with Professor Mark Elliott posted on "House of Lords Constitution Committee Issues Interim Report on EU (Withdrawal) Bill" on the UK Constitutional Law Association. blog site 7/09/2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2017/09/07/mark-elliott-and-stephen-tierney-house-of-lords-constitut...
 
Description Blog on "Human Rights Post-Brexit: The need for legislation?" on Public Law for Everyone blog site. 8/12/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog with Elliott M and Young A on "Human Rights Post-Brexit: The need for legislation?" on the Public Law for Everyone blog site edited by Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law and Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://publiclawforeveryone.com/2018/02/08/human-rights-post-brexit-the-need-for-legislation/
 
Description Blog on "Is small really so beautiful?" on report of the Sustainable Growth Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog "Is small really so beautiful?"on the report of the Sustainable Growth Commission into the prospects for an independent Scottish economy. Published on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/small-always-beautiful
 
Description Blog on "Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill" on blog site of UK Constitutional Law Association 29/01/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog written with Professor Mark Elliott on "Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill", posted on blog set of the UK Constitutional Law Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://wp.me/p1cVqo-1vx
 
Description Blog on "The Brexit Agreement. Hunting the Snark". 16/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the EU WIthdrawal Agreement posted on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/brexit-agreement-hunting-snark
 
Description Blog on "The Legislative Supremacy of Government"on UK Constitutional law blog site 3/07/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on "The Legislative Supremacy of Government" published on the blog site of the United Kingdom Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA), the UK's national body of constitutional law scholars affiliated to the International Association of Constitutional Law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2018/07/03/stephen-tierney-the-legislative-supremacy-of-government/
 
Description Blog on "The Withdrawal Agreement and Devolution" on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change. 19/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on "The Withdrawal Agreement and Devolution" on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change in which Prof. McEwen suggests that disagreements between the UK, Welsh and Scottish Governments are about more than inter-party rivalry,. They reflect a very real disagreement about how policy can be made - and by whom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/withdrawal-agreement-and-devolution
 
Description Blog on "The new Basque autonomy statute". 19/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on "The Basque Statute of Autonomy" posted on the blog site of the Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/basque-statute-autonomy
 
Description Blog on Devolution and the repatriation of competences: the House of Lords Constitution Committee reports on the EU Withdrawal Bill, Constitution Unit blog site, 29/01/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A blog on "Devolution and the repatriation of competences: the House of Lords Constitution Committee reports on the EU Withdrawal Bill", published on the blog site of the Constitution Unit of the Department of Political Science at University College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://constitution-unit.com/2018/01/29/devolution-and-the-repatriation-of-competences-the-house-of...
 
Description Blog on Parnell's lessons for Scottish nationalism. 25/06/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog "Parnell's lessons for Scottish nationalism in Westminster and beyond" on parallels between 19th century struggles in Parliament for Irish Home Rule and current options facing the Scottish National Party.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/parnells-lessons-scottish-nationalism-westminste...
 
Description Blog on The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: legal implications for devolution. Constitution Unit blog site. 7/09/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: legal implications for devolution on the blog site of the Constitution Unit in the Department of Political Science at University College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://constitution-unit.com/2017/09/07/the-european-union-withdrawal-bill-legal-implications-for-d...
 
Description Blog on the "The Agriculture Bill and the Implications for Devolution", 5/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog on "The Agriculture Bill and the Implications for Devolution" posted on the blog sites of the Centre on Constitutional Change and the UK in a Changing Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/agriculture-bill-and-implications-devolution
 
Description Blog on the Centre on Constitutional Change's Website (19 March 2014) - Devolution Commission reflections: Proposals for Taxation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Labour Party's Devolution Commission produced two key recommendations on taxation. This blog reflected on how those powers would (or could) work. Te debate subsequently began to address these issues - what would greater devolution, as opposed to independence, look like. Subsequent events have given added significance to commentary at that time. This was one of several outputs that placed the centre at the heart of the debate and led to enormous interest in our work from the domestic and international media, the policy community and all of the UK's parliaments and governments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/devolution-commission-reflections-proposals-taxat...
 
Description Blog post "Risk and Choice in the Scottish Independence Debate" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post Liam Delaney and Ailsa Henderson "Risk and Choice in the Scottish Independence Debate" Discover Society 1 April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.discoversociety.org/2014/04/01/risk-and-choice-in-the-scottish-independence-debate/
 
Description Blog post following Commons adoption of EVEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the implementation and wider constitutional significance of English Votes for English Laws in the Commons. It was also posted online at other locations, including: http://www.mei.qmul.ac.uk/blog/items/165768.html, https://thecepreview.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/the-triumph-of-evel-what-next-for-the-english-question/ (Campaign for an English Parliament website), http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/triumph-evel-what-next-english-question.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://constitution-unit.com/2015/10/23/the-triumph-of-evel-what-next-for-the-english-question/
 
Description Blog post on EVEL and recent Sunday trading vote 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Topical blog post explaining how 'English Votes for English Laws' operated on recent Commons vote on Sunday trading. Was subsequently cited in two reports by the House of Lords Constitution Committee. Also posted online at other locations: http://mei.qmul.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/blog/items/173683.html, http://www.lawandreligionuk.com/2016/03/11/sunday-trading-and-the-limits-of-evel/, http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/sunday-trading-and-limits-evel, https://parliamentsandlegislatures.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/sunday-trading-and-the-limits-of-evel/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://constitution-unit.com/2016/03/10/sunday-trading-and-the-limits-of-evel/
 
Description Blog post on English Votes for English Laws & debate over EU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on English Votes for English Laws in the light of the debate over the UK's membership of the European Union. Also published online here: http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/managing-england's-unions-conservatives'-challenge; http://mei.qmul.ac.uk/blog/items/168198.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/managing-englands-unions-the-challenge-for-the-conservatives/
 
Description Blog post on announcement of English Votes for English Laws: big picture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post focused on the big picture and political significance of government's announcement of English Votes for English Laws. It was also published in a second online location: http://mei.qmul.ac.uk/blog/items/158670.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/evel-major-moment-constitutional-history-these-is...
 
Description Blog post on announcement of English Votes for English Laws: more detailed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Detailed analysis of the constitutional and procedural implications of the government's recent announcement of English Votes for English Laws. This blog was republished online in several other places: http://mei.qmul.ac.uk/blog/items/158791.html; http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/papers/english-votes-english-laws-viable-answer-english-question; http://www.democraticaudit.com/?p=14523; http://demoauditscot.wpengine.com/2015/07/14/english-votes-for-english-laws-a-viable-answer-to-the-english-question/; http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/english-votes-for-english-laws-a-viable-answer-to-the-english-question/ . Also published in a shorter form here: http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/evel-proposals-may-be-beginning-road.
This article (the CCC briefing version, URL above) was cited in a report by the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://constitution-unit.com/2015/07/07/english-votes-for-english-laws-a-viable-answer-to-the-englis...
 
Description Blog post on the Centre on Constitutional Change's website (8 May 2014): Evaluating new tax powers in the event of a no vote 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The question of what a 'post-No' Scotland would look like was one that was only addressed in the very late stages of the campaign but which subsequently had a huge impact on the process of devolution. This blog was posted on the Centre's site which analytics tell us is widely read by the policy and political community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/evaluating-new-tax-powers-event-no-vote
 
Description Blog post summarising authors' report on EVEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post summarised the authors' recent report on English Votes for English Laws. Also published elsewhere online: https://constitution-unit.com/2016/11/28/one-year-of-evel-evaluating-english-votes-for-english-laws-in-the-house-of-commons/, http://mei.qmul.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/blog/items/190115.html, https://parliamentsandlegislatures.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/one-year-of-evel-evaluating-english-votes-for-english-laws-in-the-house-of-commons/.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/one-year-evel-evaluating-'english-votes-english-laws'...
 
Description Blog post: Negotiating Brexit in a devolved state: The dynamics of intergovernmental relations, Centre on Constitutional Change (Dec 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog posted by Nicola McEwen on the Centre on Constitutional Change's site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/negotiating-brexit-devolved-state-dynamics-interg...
 
Description Blog: Can UK intergovernmental relations be rebooted? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post regarding the implications Brexit will have on governmental relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/can-uk-intergovernmental-relations-be-rebooted
 
Description Book launches (Edinburgh & Aberdeen): Small Nations in a Big World - Michael Keating & Malcolm Harvey 20-4-14 & 8-7-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of publication, Q&A session after presentation.

Increased public awareness of publication, issue and work of SCCC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Borders workshop, Edinburgh: organiser - Michael Keating 25-6-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop to consider impact of Borders on public policy at various levels.

Dialogue opened with colleagues from other universities with potential for future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Brexit analysis for BBC Scotland (June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen provided analysis and commentary on BBC Scotland's Brexit results programme throughout the night of the 23rd of June and into the morning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing for Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament fact-finding visit to Brussels. November 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prepared written briefing material and orally briefed members of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament ahead of the Committee's fact-finding visit to Brussels. November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing on Scottish Politics for MSc students from Wales (Dec 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented on recent events in Scottish politics for a group of visiting students from Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing with Scottish Labour Party 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Michael Keating presentation to Scottish Labour Party's Devolution commission.

Impact upon SLP Commission's final document is difficult to judge, but information provided would have been considered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Britain Wakes Up to the Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation delivered by Stephen Tierney on occasion of the seminar "'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011" that formed part of the UCL Britain & Europe Series.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of Stephen Tierney's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British Academy Early Career Researcher event: speaker - Michael Keating 26-6-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Young and early career researcher event to aid in networking and collaboration on similar-themed issues. Discussion of Scottish Constitutional Debate.

Plans made for future publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Academy/ Constitution Unit: workshop - Michael Keating 2-2-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion group to consider proposals for a UK Constitutional Convention.

Potential impact on policy with regards constitutional convention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Politics Review: "Having your cake and eating it: No independence, but an increasingly SNP Scotland?" - Malcolm Harvey Spring 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in British Politics Review looking ahead to UK General Election.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishpoliticssociety.no/British%20Politics%20Review%2002_2015.pdf
 
Description British Politics Review: "The Political Economy of Scotland" - Malcolm Harvey (vol.9, no.2, pp6-7, 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in British Politics Review looking ahead to the independence referendum.

Request for further publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishpoliticssociety.no/British%20Politics%20Review%2002_2014.pdf
 
Description Business Briefing, Aberdeen: speaker - Michael Keating 29-5-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion with business leaders in north-east of Scotland on the referendum.

Engagement with business community on constitutional issue; building links with stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Business breakfast hosted by the SCDI/CCC on Scotland and the further transfer of powers (June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen and the Centre on Constitutional Change co-hosting an event with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry on recent developments in Scotland and their implications for business. One participant sent follow up feedback, saying: "I didn't get the chance to say so at the end, but I must record thanks to SCDI and appreciation for this morning's quite excellent event. Both the Professors made significant contributions to my understanding, and I'm sure that of others. (I was back to note taking university - style !)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CCC Blog: A Federal Future for the UK? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Re-engaged with the issue of federalism in the UK.

Promoted understanding of post-independence referendum political environment to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CCC Blog: Cameron's EU Balancing Act - Michael Keating, 11-11-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on EU negotiations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/camerons-eu-balancing-act
 
Description CCC Blog: What next for Catalonia? - Michael Keating, 1-10-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on developments in Catalonia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/what-next-catalonia
 
Description CCC blog: Time for Rules on Referendums - Michael Keating 22-3-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Further requests for media analysis.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/time-rules-referendums
 
Description CCC blog: What is Detriment? - Michael Keating 22-1-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article prompted further media enquiries and appearances.

Promoted understanding of new powers outlined in the Draft Clauses to the new Scotland Bill to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CNN election night coverage: exit polls & the SNP surge - Malcolm Harvey 7-5-15 11.30pm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 7 minute appearance on CNN UK election coverage discussing the UK election.

Remain on CNN list of academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CNN referendum night coverage: small nations & referendum outlook - Malcolm Harvey 18-9-14 11.45pm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CNN appearance on referendum night discussing the prospects for constitutional change after the referendum.

Further exposure of Future of UK and Scotland programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas with Tommy Sheppard on IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues? (August 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen participated on a panel called IndyRef2: The Rebellion Continues? with MP Tommy Sheppard at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Fringe. The event consisted of a panel discussion with questions and discussion with the audience. The description for the event was: A Tory victory at the General Election, the crushing of Labour in Scotland, chaos on the Opposition front benches, and, finally, England voted Leave, Scotland voted Remain. Britain's on the edge of Brexit, so is the stage set for Indyref 2? Was the referendum a once in a lifetime opportunity? Which referendum? Should there be IndyRef2? Can we get to Europe on our own and who wants a job manning the Border Crossing booth at Gretna.?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://codi.beltanenetwork.org/event/codi-2016-indyref2-the-rebellion-continues/
 
Description Cabinet Office: briefing on Scotland Analysis papers - Michael Keating 13-7-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Continuation of ongoing discussion with UK Government civil servants on Centre's research.

Further consideration of UK government position with regards referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Campaign for Scottish Home Rule meeting: speaker - Michael Keating 6-3-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Educational talk at a campaign event

Broadens links with campaign groups and develops understanding of constitutional issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Can Holyrood be one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on the Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/can-holyrood-be-one-most-powerful-devolved-parlia...
 
Description Can an Ageing Scotland Afford Independence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Presented research was reported in the media and influenced public understanding of interaction of demographic proceses and Scottish potential independence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Can an Ageing Scotland afford Independence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture given by Katerina Lisenkova and Marcel Merette. In this lecture, Dr Lisenkova discussed the effects of population ageing on output, government spending and general welfare in Scotland and the UK.

The event was one of many public engagement activities prior to the Scottish referendum on independence. It raised awareness and engagement with the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland and promoted understanding of the potential implications of independence on welfare policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Can the Scottish Government pursue 'prevention policy' without independence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post in which Paul Cairney examines claims about both the limits and extent of powers held by the Scottish Government, particularly in regards to prevention policy.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and Paul Cairney website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law, Aberdeen Uni: lecture - Michael Keating 5-3-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture given to centre at University of Aberdeen.

Broadens links with other similar centres and develops CCC network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Channel 4 interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I contributed to the public debate on immigration

I received feed-back from the viewers. Many said that they learned something new from my interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Chapter in 'Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box' reported in Telegraph - 19 December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My chapter in 'Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box' was quoted in a Telegraph article, 'Scotland and England: How different are they really?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/11242539/Scotland-and-England-How-...
 
Description Chapter in an e-book '16 Questions' regarding Indyref, which received 100.000 downloads 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The '16 Questions' ebook was a collaboration with the Tom hunter Foundation and was distributed through the websites of the Sunday Times, the Centre on Constitutional Change and the foundation itself. This chapter focused on what independence would mean for energy markets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/scotlands-decision-business-and-competition
 
Description Citizen Advice Scotland keynote on social security and devolution (Dec 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented a keynote speech at the Citizen Advice Scotland conference on social security and the impact of further devolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-sponsor Oxford Secession Workshop (May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was discussant on panel discussing Brexit, self-rule and devo-max
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Column in the Edinburgh Evening News reflecting on the need for public engagement and consultation in the process of further devolution through the Scotland Bill - 19 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This analysis article raised the question of whether the public had been offered the opportunity to engage fully with the proposals contained in the Scotland Bill. It also served as a notification of a forthcoming event organised at Edinburgh City Chambers in collaboration with citizen groups. These issues were subsequently discussed at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/nicola-mcewen-major-changes-deserve-to-be-widely-...
 
Description Comment Article: A constitutional revolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact My remarks at a conference were picked up by Christine O'Neill, Chair of Brodies LLP (UK Law Firm of the Year 2014, British Legal Awards), who referred to them in a subsequent comment article in the Scotsman.

At the very least O'Neill had been informed by my remarks and, hopefully, so were her readers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/a-constitutional-revolution-1-3634235
 
Description Comment article: Welfare - why the best things in life aren't free 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Sunday Post journalist James Millar led to being referred to in one of Scotland's most widely read Sunday newspapers in print and digital form.

The issue of what impact independence would have on the welfare system was one of the most fraught - and confused - of the referendum campaign. This article was an excellent opportunity to clarify the issue for a large readership and inject some light into an element of the debate that had, at that point, been largely typified by heat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Comments on Future of Welfare System on BBC 2's Newsnight Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appearance on BBC 2's Newsnight Scotland to provide analysis of the implications of independence for the Scottish welfare system.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comments on Future of Welfare System on STV's Scotland Tonight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appearance on STV's Scotland Tonight to provide analysis of the implications of independence for the Scottish welfare system.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research. Subsequent media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comparative Perspectives on the Constitution of Canada Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper to be presented on 'Canadian Federalism in Comparative Perspective'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Comparative reflection: Spatial justice and regional calls for devolution and/or independence in an EU of the regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Contribution to a seminar on 'Shaping the territory in Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders' at the University College in London. The seminar focused on issues of spatial planning in Scotland. Michael Keating's presentation added a comparative aspect to the discussions broadening the perspective and including other regions in the EU.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of Michael Keating's research. Subsequent invitations and exchange followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comparing Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia, and the UK (leaving Europe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited as keynote speaker to the international conference 'Qualified Autonomy and Federalism versus Secession in the EU and its Member States' in Austria, Michael Keating contributed with a presentation comparing the drivers of secession in Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the UK.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of Michael Keating's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Conference on Scottish Constitutional Futures, Glasgow University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar on constitutional change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Constitutional Change in Canada and the UK - Challenges to Devolution and Federalism (Royal Society of Edinburgh) 14 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented on 'Rescaling welfare? Assessing the Prospects and Implications of the Devolution of UK Social Security' on the welfare panel. Nicola also chaired the panel on fiscal federalism.


Raised awareness of work of Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/events/event.php?id=408
 
Description Constitutional institutions in an independent Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop session chaired by Stephen Tierney in the framework of a workshop called: After the Referendum: A Constitution for an Independent Scotland. Participants of the workshop discussed constitutional implications for Scotland under the scenario of a yes-vote. A range of issues were explored like the prospect of a written Scottish constitution, including the process for adopting it and the content covering both substantive values and institutional questions; the legal status of a written constitution, exploring models of entrenchment, interpretation and amendment, as well as the relationship of the constitution to other regional and global legal orders.

The event was one of many public engagement activities prior to the Scottish referendum on independence. With the purpose of sharing information based on compartive research, the impact is most likely increase in knowledge about the constitutional negotiations and diffe.rences between written and unwritten constitutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Constitutions Cafe: Gender equality and the referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event gave women (though not exclusively) the opportunity to engage with representatives of the two campaigns, explore the issues of gender equality, welfare and economic policies connected to the referendum. The event was co-hosted by Engender and the ESRC Centre.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent exchange with Engender.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with Babcock Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colin Fleming met with John Gardner, Head of Government Relations at Babcock Engineering to give advice on the implications of Scottish independence on business relations in the field of defence.

The meeting strengthened the outreach of the centre to a broader audience and the ties to business organisation in the area of defence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Consultancy meeting with Business organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Eiser met with the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors and the Scottish Council Development and Industry to present and discuss the impact of Scottish independence on economic performance and inequality.

The meeting took place on request and increased engagement with the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, fostered relations between business community and the economists of the team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with LibDem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Comerford and David Eiser continued their engagement and knowledge exchange with senior members from Liberal Democrats.

Meetings with politicians and senior party members were part of our knowledge exchange activities. Raised awareness of the ESRC programme and increased engagement with David Eiser's research as well as practitioners' knowledge about potential consequences of Scottish independence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with LibDem member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell, David Eiser and David Comerford met with Jyonti Bird from Liberal Democrats to discuss their research progress and recent outcomes regarding the opportunities for an independent Scotland to affect changes to inequality amongst people.

Meetings with MPs took place mostly on request and as part of knowledge exchange activities. Raised awareness of the ESRC programme and increased engagement with the economists of the ESRC centre as well as practitioners' knowledge about opportunities for the Scottish government to tackle inequality in the event of independence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with Luke Skipper, chief of staff, SNP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Colin Fleming met with Luke Skipper, chief of statt of the SNP to discuss issues of defence policy, exchange thoughts on NATO and defence corporations post-White paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Colin Fleming met with senior MP and Defence Spokesperson, leader of SNP Westminster Group to discuss Scotland's interests in the field of defence policy and exchange opinions on opportunitites for defence cooperation between an independent Scotland and rUK.

Meetings with MPs took place on request and as part of knowledge exchange activities. Raised awareness of the ESRC programme and increased engagement with Colin Fleming's research as well as practitioners' knowledge about potential consequences of Scottish independence in the area of defence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Consultancy meeting with MP from Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Colin Fleming met with senior MP and Defence Spokesperson, leader of SNP Westminster Group to continue their exchange on defence and security policy and Scotland's options.

Meetings with MPs took place on request and as part of knowledge exchange activities. Raised awareness of the ESRC programme and increased engagement with Colin Fleming's research as well as practitioners' knowledge about potential consequences of Scottish independence in the area of defence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Eiser and David Comerford met with senior member of the Scottish Government, to discuss the research progress, especially opportunities of an independent Scotland to use taxes and benefits to address inequality amongst the population.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, fostered knowledge exchange with civil servants. As the debate about Scottish independence is marked by great uncertainty, this meeting contributed to the knowledge of civil servants about taxation and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with members of the Better Together Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell, David Eiser and David Comerford met with Jim Gallagher and Gordon Aikman from the Better Together Campaign to discuss research findings regarding best practice models on how to reduce inequality.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultancy meeting with the Scottish Government's Special Advisor on Defence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Colin Fleming met with the Scottish Government's Special Advisor on Defence to discuss Scotland's interests in defence and security policy and strategies regarding the relations with the UK government as well as international alliances.

Meetings with Senior politicians took place on request and as part of knowledge exchange activities. Raised awareness of the ESRC programme and increased engagement with Colin Fleming's research as well as practitioners' knowledge about potential consequences of Scottish independence in the area of defence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contribution to Oxford Review of Economic Policy debate on Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Contribution of a talk on "Structural Funds" to a day-long conference on Brexit held at the British Academy. Talks subsequently to be included in an online issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contribution to The Monitor (Constitution Unit newsletter), Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a short summary of recent developments on English Votes for English Laws, which was included in the February 2016 version of the UCL Constitution Unit newsletter, The Monitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/publications/tabs/monitor-newsletter/monitor_62.pdf
 
Description Contribution to The Monitor (Constitution Unit newsletter), June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a short summary of recent developments on English Votes for English Laws, which was included in the June 2016 version of the UCL Constitution Unit newsletter, The Monitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/publications/tabs/monitor/edit/monitor-newsletter/monitor-63
 
Description Contribution to The Monitor (Constitution Unit newsletter), Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a short summary of recent developments on English Votes for English Laws, which was included in the October 2015 version of the UCL Constitution Unit newsletter, The Monitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/publications/tabs/monitor-newsletter/monitor-61
 
Description Contribution to The Monitor (Constitution Unit newsletter), October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote a short summary of recent developments on English Votes for English Laws, which was included in the October 2016 version of the UCL Constitution Unit newsletter, The Monitor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/publications/tabs/monitor-newsletter/Monitor-64-211016.pdf
 
Description Contribution to article: THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN; With the publication of the SNP's white paper, the gloves are finally off 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Michael Keating contributed to the newspaper article "THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN; With the publication of the SNP's white paper, the gloves are finally off" written by Gillian Bowditch and Jason Allardyce for The Sunday Times in the aftermath of the release of the White Paper on independence.

THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN; With the publication of the SNP's white paper, the gloves are finally off
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contribution to conference "Minding Scotland Money: Economic Governance for an Increasingly Devolved Scotland" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a one-day conference focusing on the management of Scotland's finances following the passing of the Scotland Act 2016. My contribution focused on the role of the "Scottish Fiscal Commission"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.davidhumeinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Minding-Scotlands-Money-Collated-Paper-...
 
Description Contribution to public meeting discussing economic issues associated with BrexitTwo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an event organised by the Centre on Constitutional Change in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. My contribution was to provide a talk on the trade implications of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Country Experts Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We arranged for country experts to come to Edinburgh and present case studies of care regimes in their countries. We presented some of our own findings and then engaged in discussion with policymakers and third-sector organisations about how lessons from abroad could be applied in Scotland and transform childcare and long-term care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in Aberdeen Evening Express 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of report authored by the researchers about 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/english-mps-need-their-influence-built-up-with-n...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Express 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of report authored by the researchers about 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/737326/scrap-evel-system-scottish-mp-vote-english-issues-refo...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Express (#2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of launch event of report on 'English Votes for English Laws', and of the report itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/739228/English-Votes-for-English-Laws-David-Cameron-SNP-Nicol...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage in Guardian editorial of researchers' report on 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/27/the-guardian-view-on-english-devolution-a-lack...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Herald 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News coverage of researchers' report on 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14931436.Cross_party_reform_of_Evel___39_needed_before_possible_B...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Scotsman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of report authored by the researchers about 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/call-for-reform-to-boost-english-mps-influence-in-parliament-1...
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Telegraph 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News coverage of researchers' report on 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/28/reforms-needed-strengthen-powers-english-mps-says-study/
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News coverage of researchers' report on 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/england-only-voting-system-changes-little-rtpdng36x
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in The Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of researches' report on English Votes for English Laws included on p6 of the Yorkshire Post, 28 Nov 2016 (title: '"Reforms needed" to strengthen the influence of English MPs')
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Coverage of researchers' report in WalesOnline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Coverage of report authored by the researchers about 'English Votes for English Laws' (report title: Finding the Good in EVEL)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/major-report-finds-english-votes-12237928
 
Description Currency, Banking and Taxation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Angus Armstrong was speaker and panelist at the 'Currency, Banking and Taxation' seminar which formed part of the 'Enlightening the Constitutional Debate' series organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy. Dr Armstrong proposed to look at the question of what kind of currency arrangement an independent Scotland would need in order to match the aspirations of the White Paper.

The 'Enlightening the Constitutional Debate' series is tailored at a broader public audience. The activity contributed to raise the profile of and to increase the engagement with the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Daily Record newspaper article "Why you should vote in the referendum" - Michael Keating 15-7-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Daily Record newspaper article.

Further requests for comment. Increased participation in referendum?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Daily Record: Mobilizing Voters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article in the largest daily newspaper in Scotland encouraging voter registration.

The newspaper publishing the article has a circulation of 234,313. The turnout for the referendum was highest in recent elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/scotlands-future-balance-one-four-3924307
 
Description Debt - the first move 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article published by David Bell in the Scottish Sun. The article addresses the debate around which ways the debt might be divided if Scotland becomes independent.

'Debt - the first move'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://esrcscotecon.com/2014/01/15/debt-the-first-move-published-in-the-scottish-sun-1512014/
 
Description Defence and Security in an Independent Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation by Colin Fleming to a workshop held at the University of Birmingham on the implications of Scottish independence. In the presentation, Colin Fleming focused on key areas of the current debate like membership in NATO, defence corporations with the rest of the UK and the question whether Scotland will be more or less secure after independence.

Raised public awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of Colin Fleming's research on defence corporations and security issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Deliberative Constitutionalism Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper on 'Deliberative Democracy in Constitution-Making' presented with Silvia Suteu.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Delivered conference paper at European Academy, Darmstadt - Michael Keating, 9-9-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presentation followed by discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Devolution and policy-making in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at a workshop on 'Policy Learning' at the KU Leuven where Michael Keating presented theoretical arguments about decentralisation and policy learning more broadly before explaining the case of policy-making in Scotland after devolution.

Promoted understanding of Scottish politics after devolution and the relations between Scotland and the UK; raised awareness of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme for an international audience and paved the ground for future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dialogue session on the independence debate and renewable energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar was convened by the Edinburgh Academy of Government to engage policy leaders from government, business, public and third sector to discuss the constitutional debate and the politics of renewable energy. Nicola McEwen participated as discussant in this event, using it as an opportunity to highlight findings from research.

After this event, several senior officials asked to be kept informed of subsequent similar events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discover Society article: Scottish Independence and the EU - Michael Keating 1-4-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Continuing online discussion of independence referendum and related issues.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Discussing Democracy (ESRC) 26 November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented at an event organised by Edinburgh Active Citizens, WEA, Ragged University. She spoke on the implications of the Scotland Bill and prospects for constitutional change. Lively discussion was sparked and requests were made by secondary school educators for further materials and resources to help discuss these issues in the classroom.

Requests were made for further events and the development of teaching materials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discussion forum - Scottish Government officials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen initiated ongoing talks with the Scottish Government officials as part of the series of engagements under the 'Welfare Discussion group' to disseminate insights from academic research and comparative analyses to inform ongoing deliberations within government on social security and models of state welfare.

Ongoing dialogue to help generate understanding of key issues in social security and welfare state, to inform the understanding of officials tasked with developing the welfare chapters of the Scottish government's independence white paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discussion group series, Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A regular series of seminars to improve understanding of constitutional issues, many with direct relevance to this project.

Many useful Q and A's, also contact and research team building, and stimulating the work of younger scholars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
URL http://www.cldg.law.ed.ac.uk/
 
Description Discussion group with Treasury civil servants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Michael Keating met with civil servants from the Treasury discussion group in London to discuss implications of Scottish independence on welfare and public policy.

This activity forms part of an ongoing dialogue between the research conducted and the civil servants from the Treasury. Information sharing, increasing the understanding of potential consequences of Scottish independence and further devolution and continuous dialogue with the Treasury are the most important impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discussion of the Devolution of welfare Policy on BBC Good Morning Scotland - 23 Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Informing the public about proposed changes to the delivery of social security arrangements under the (then) draft Scotland Bill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discussion on Sky News about the 'SNP Surge' - 19 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The 'SNP surge' before the 2015 general election was seen as one of the key outcomes of the independence referendum. This discussion explained the cause of that change and the likely implications for UK politics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discussion with Chinese delegation (April 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with delegation from China regarding implications of Brexit on devolved settlement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with Scottish Government staff re research findings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As a result of research dissemination available on the web (online reports, youtube videos of presentations) I was invited by Ewan Crawford at the Scottish Government to discuss ourresearch findings, specifically in terms of Scottish voting behaviour and predictors of support for different parties and for independence. This helped to clarify the role of risk and national identity as predictors of Yes support. Ewan has requested copies of our various reports, presentations and draft articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Division of assets and liabilities in the event of independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the Workshop 'Exploring Independence after the White Paper' held after the release of the Scottish Government's proposal. Academics and Practitioners discussed with members of civil society the implications of the proposals and the prospect for Scotland's Future.

The event was one of many public engagement activities prior to the Scottish referendum on independence with the purpose to share information on different scenarios for the future of the UK. The impact is hard to quantify, it raised the profile of the ESRC programme and participants' feedback was very positive regarding the usefulness of the information provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Don't believe defence scares, British security could benefit from Scottish independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Colin Fleming in the online-newspaper 'The Conversation' in which he reflects upon the capacities of an independent Scotland to defend itself. The author points out that there is a growing consensus that it could, even if people may disagree if it should.

Don't believe defence scares, British security could benefit from Scottish independence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ECPR Presentation (September 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper discussing dynamics of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC conference, London: speaker - Michael Keating 4-6-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at conference on constitutional futures

Work with research council to support event, wide engagement on constitutional issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESRC-FUS event in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Knowledge exchange with ESRC on ongoing activity and forward plans in the run-up to the referendum

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESRC-SCCC Seminar on Borders, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The seminar brought together international scholars and officials from the Scottish government to discuss international experiences with borders, cross-border mobility and cross-border cooperation. Bettina Petersohn contributed with a presentation on cross-border experiences in Europe and Canada. Presentations sparked discussions about the permeability of the Anglo-Scottish border and consequences of tax competition for local authorities north and south of the border.

Increased knowledge of comparative cases, raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESRC/ University of Edinburgh seminar: speaker - Michael Keating & Malcolm Harvey 22-5-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation on comparative examples of higher education funding and debates for seminar on "Higher Education and Independence" as part of the FUS programme.

Prompted debate about funding models for HE among those present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Economics of Scottish Independence, Government Economic Service Mini-Conference; Border Effects 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk certainly attracted questions and comment at the event. Also helped maintain relationship with the organisers, HMT, and further discussion with people at HMT after this event helped them to prepare their Scotland Analysis paper which had sections on this topic: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236579/scotland_analysis_macroeconomic_and_fiscal_performance.pdf

Our work was cited (they specifically used a phrase which only appeared in the presentation slides for this specific talk) by Oxford Economics in their report on the economics of Scottish Independence. Report link http://www.weir.co.uk/media/85604/INDEPENDENCE-REPORT.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP9967.php
 
Description El Singular: La crònica d'Escòcia: Fins i tot el No és una expressió d'autodeterminació 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Analysis of the implications of a No vote for the expression of self-determination.

The article was read by many thousands of people in Catalonia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.elsingular.cat/cat/notices/2014/09/la_cronica_d_escocia_michael_keating_fins_i_tot_el_no_...
 
Description Energy Hub - steering group meeting in Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy Hub Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy independence and Interdependence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was an invited witness to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee as part of the committee's Inquiry into Scotland's Economic Future Post-2014. She provided written and oral evidence to committee. In her written briefing, Nicola McEwen pointed to the competing perspectives on independence and energy laid out in the Scottish Government's White Paper and the UK Government's Scotland Analysis on energy. While an integrated GB wholesale market seems likely after independence, Nicola cautioned that with diverging policy preferences the partnership envisaged by the Scottish Government may constrain autonomous decision-making without increasing the influence of Scotland.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy independence and Interdependence - oral evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen was invited to provide oral evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament as part of their 'Inquiry into Scotland's Economic Future Post-2014'. She used this as an opportunity to present research findings from the fellowship.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc. Subsequent invitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy policy and multilevel governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy, Scottish Independence and Interdependence: A Workshop on Scotland's Energy Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on energy and the constitutional future of Scotland and the UK, organised for the fellowship and in association with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and the UK Energy Research Centre. The event brought together leading academics from the social sciences, engineering, geosciences and economics with government officials, consultants, industry representatives and the Scottish government's expert commission on energy regulation.

Raised awareness of my research. Informed understanding of issues at stake for energy in the referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Engaged by United Nations to write good practice handbook on referendums, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Working on this handbook currently.

This could have significant impact on future international use of referendums.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description European Union Engagement (Scottish Government) 18 February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen participated in a roundtable event at the Scottish Government on the subject of Scotland and the European Union. The event included members of the ScottisH Government and invited participants and sparked discussion on the ways in which Scotland can and should engage with the European Union.

The event sparked discussion and debate and may lead to further requests for engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Evidence (written) to the Finance and Constitution Committee, Scottish Parliament, 9/04/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written Evidence on "Funding of EU Competences" to Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/General%20Documents/Written_Evidence_on_Funding_of_EU_Competen...
 
Description Evidence Based Policy Making: If You Want to Inject More Science into Policymaking You Need to Know the Science of Policymaking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post by Paul Cairney discussing the relevance of scientific evidence in policy-making. Despite its usefulness, Cairney makes clear that decisions are always made with incomplete information and a certain degree ambiguity or what has been called 'bounded rationality'.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with Paul Cairney's research and the blog on his website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Evidence given to the Finance Committee of the National Assembly of Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This meeting of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly of Wales was convened to examine the implications of the removal of EU Structural Funds post-Brexit on the Welsh economy. It also took evidence from Professor Steve Fothergill (Sheffield) and Professor Terry Marsden (Cardiff). This involves exploring issues relating to replacements for the Regional Development Fund, the Social Fund and the agricultural funds. My paper is here:
http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s76621/Written%20evidence%20Professor%20David%20Bell%20University%20of%20Stirling.pdf and the transcript is here: http://record.assembly.wales/Committee/4840
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=4840
 
Description Evidence on inequality in Scotland - David Eiser 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Informed Committee's deliberations on 'Scotland's economic future post-2014'.
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/71044.aspx


As a result, we have been asked to present our work on inequality to other fora, for example the Scottish Trade Union Congress Annual Conference, and an event organised by the Poverty Alliance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/71044.aspx
 
Description Evidence provided to the Scottish Parliament Finance committee on behalf of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a meeting of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee concerning the "Scottish approach to taxation". I gave evidence to this committee on behalf of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, which had submitted a paper on this topic to the committee (https://www.rse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AP16_21.pdf). I was a member of the RSE group which drafted the paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuPxltbPv9E
 
Description Evidence to External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee of the National Assembly for Wales. 5/06/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee of the National Assembly for Wales on"Wales in the World": an inquiry into the Welsh Government's approach to external affairs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=21182&optionId=0
 
Description Evidence to Finance and Constitution Committee, Scottish Parliament. 21/02/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written and oral Evidence given to the Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee on the United Kingdom Trade Bill and the associated Scottish Government legislative consent memorandum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=11373&mode=pdf
 
Description Evidence to House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, 28/01/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee as part of their inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committ...
 
Description Evidence to House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee. 16/11/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into "the Relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments" focusing on mechanisms for managing intergovernmental relations and the impact of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/scottish-affairs-committ...
 
Description Evidence to Rural Economy Committee, Scottish Parliament. 21/02/2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence given to the Rural Economy Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the implications for Scotland of the UK leaving the EU in respect of agrilcuture and fisheries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Rural/Meeting%20Papers/20180221_Revised_Agenda(4).pdf
 
Description Evidence to Scottish Parliament Devolution Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Eiser was invited to give evidence in private to the Scottish Parliament's Devolution (Further Powers) Committee. The session concerned the development of Scotland's fiscal framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/2015.12.02_David_Eiser.pdf
 
Description Evidence to Scottish Parliament Finance Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell and David Eiser were invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee following publication of their working paper 'Scotland's Fiscal Future in the UK'. The session took place shortly after the Scottish independence referendum, and concerned issues around devolution of tax and welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament. The meeting was discussed in media and influenced the deliberations of the Smith Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=9573&mode=pdf
 
Description Evidence to Scottish Parliament Finance Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell and David Eiser were invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee, following publication of a report jointly with the IFS. The meeting discussed the development of Scotland's Fiscal Framework, and in particular how Scotland's block grant would be determined following devolution of new tax powers to the Scottish Parliament.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_FinanceCommittee/Minutes/Minutes_2.12.2015.pdf
 
Description Evidence to the Finance Committee on Independent Fiscal Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence given by Peter McGregor to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament on independent fiscal commission.

The briefing helped members of the Finance |Committee of the Scottish Parliament determine the viability of an independent fiscal commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_FinanceCommittee/papers_4decupdated.pdf
 
Description Evidence to the Finance and Constitution Committee of the Scottish Parliament, 15/08/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written evidence on "Policy Frameworks after Brexit" in response to the Committee's call for evidence on Common UK Frameworks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/Inquiries/Centre_on_Constitutional_Change.pdf
 
Description Evidence to the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitution Committee. 30/04/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to the House of Commons Committee on Public Administration and the Constitution on Devolution and Exiting the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmpubadm/1485/148506.htm
 
Description Evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell and David Eiser were invited to give evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee. The discussions concerned the development of Scotland's fiscal framework. David Bell and David Eiser were both extensively quoted in the Committee's subsequent report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmscotaf/660/660.pdf
 
Description Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Eiser was invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee in respect of proposals to devolve new welfare powers to Scotland. Discussions focussed on the policy and administrative implications of the proposals. David's evidence was extensively referenced in the Committee's subsequent report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_Welfare_Reform_Committee/General%20Documents/6th_Report_Future_...
 
Description Examining Independence After the White Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public conference (c.200 audience) on behalf of the ESRC Programme on the Future of the UK and Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, bringing together scholars funded under the programme with practitioners and 'ordinary' members of the public to deliberate on the Scottish Government's White Paper.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, through website, twitter feed, etc. Feedback indicated participants increased their knowledge and understanding of issues at stake in the referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Extensively quoted on policies to address inequality in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact David Bell and David Eiser's reports on Inequality in Scotland and policy responses (see outputs) have been extensively quoted in the press, and backed up by presentations to wider audiences.

Examples of presentations include:
Presentation on 'Inequality and taxation' at the Scottish Liberal Democrats Conference in January 2014
Presentation on 'Inequality in Scotland' at the Scottish Trade Union Annual Congress on 15/10/2014
Presentation on 'Taxation, redistribution and inequality' at Poverty Alliance Annual Conference 29/10/2014
Presentation at the Oxfam Annual Conference on 'Policy levers for tackling inequality' in November 2015
Presentation to Scottish Government Economics Service on 'Inequality and Poverty' in October 2015
Presentation to the Scottish Economics Society on 'Inequality: what can the government do?' in April 2015
Two presentations at the Royal Economics Society in Edinburgh on inequality (20/10/2014 and 15/06/2015)

Press citations include:
Experts: Scotland has power to close gap between rich and poor http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13413383.Experts__Scotland_has_power_to_close_gap_between_rich_and_poor/
Revealed: the widening gulf between Scotland's super-rich and super-poor http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/revealed-the-widening-gulf-between-scotlands-super-rich-and-super-poor.129336303
Scots renting from landlords more than doubles in decade http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13185015.Scots_renting_from_landlords_more_than_doubles_in_a_decade/

Authored articles include:
Analysis: a short history of inequality in Scotland http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/analysis-a-short-history-of-scottish-inequality.129274280

Our analysis was quoted extensively in Gordon Brown's book "My Scotland, Our Britain". It was also cited in Oxfam Scotland's 'Parliamentary priorities for 2016'.

Our analysis has paved the way for Party's announcements for reform of property and income taxation in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description FUS blog: Gaining the High Ground - Michael Keating 20-5-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of "valance" issues in referendum campaign.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FUS blog: Gordon Brown book review - Michael Keating 8-7-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Analysis of Gordon Brown's book on the forthcoming referendum

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FUS blog: Scotland and the EU - Michael Keating 19-2-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement on the issue of Scotland's place in the EU.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FUS blog: Scotland and the EU again - Michael Keating 9-6-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement on the debate around Scotland's place in the EU in the event of independence.

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FUS blog: Scotland, Devolution and Europe - Michael Keating 24-4-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Continued discussion of the issue of the EU as it related to the independence referendum

Promoted understanding of independence referendum and beyond to a wide public audience; raised public awareness of and increased engagement with the referendum blog and the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FUS/SCCC public meetings (Lerwick, Killearn, Dumfries): speaker - Michael Keating (and others) 3-7-14, 25-8-14, 2-9-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact FUS/ CCC public meeting events across Scotland to disseminate information and research on the referendum question.

Active public engagement with the constitutional question, increased awareness of work of CCC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fayre for Women, Adult Education event on the European Union (May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen presented on the European Union, Scotland, and the prospect of Brexit, at Fayre for Women, a women's group which brings together retired women for adult education. The debate was very well received, sparking questions, and was arranged after a very successful event at the same venue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Feminising Politics in the UK (ESRC) 24 September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola McEwen and the Centre on Constitutional Change hosted the ESRC-sponsored event on Feminising Politics in the UK. Nicola provided the open and welcome for the session.

The session sparked lively discussion and contributions to the Centre on Constitutional Change blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Festival of Ideas, Glasgow: speaker - Michael Keating 7-9-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On issue of small states.

Pre-referendum information-sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Festival of Politics - Political Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This year's Festival of Politics has a focus on the referendum, voting behaviour and public opinion. Prof Nicola McEwen discussed with other panel members the translation of public opinion into political strategy. The panel was chaired by former First Minister, author and academic the Rt Hon Henry McLeish. Members of the audience engaged with the panelist asking questions about the ongoing campaigns.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of my research, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Festival of Politics roundtable. "Is Polling Good for Democracy?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to present research findings as part of a Festival of Politics roundtable Is Polling Good for Democracy. Other participants included Mandy Rhodes (Holyrood Magazine), Mark Diffley (Ipsos Mori), Republican pollster Robert Moran (Brunswick Group) and Democratic pollster Jason Boxt (Glover Park Group). The audience included 100+ members of the public as well as journalists. The roundtable discussion was followed by a Q&A session. My participation involved summarising the findings of various studies and highlighting what they tell us about poll awareness but also how opinion surveys help to outline nuanced perceptions among the electorate (in terms of why they vote they way they do in different contexts).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://festivalofpolitics.scot/events/is-polling-good-for-democracy/
 
Description Festival of Politics: Debate on Independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the new grassroots political festival, Michael Keating chaired the "Big Debate" on Sunday, March 30. The Festival of Politics featured a week-long programme of public events including everything from film to music and comedy. Several key debates were the main focus events with The Big Debate covering the independence debate itself which was also the central theme of the programme.

Raised awareness of and increased engagement with ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme and of the referendum blog, through website, twitter feed, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Financial Times 07/08/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Briefing given to Financial Times journalist, which informed his subsequent article.

A journalist asked for a background briefing and wrote an article for the Financial Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fiscal issues for a post-independence Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
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