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UK Constitution and devolution

The devolution reforms started in the 1990s represented huge constitutional change for the UK. In this series of outputs the Academy considers some of the implications of these changes.

In this series of outputs with Academy considers some of the implications for different UK nations of the devolution reforms.  Some of this work was carried out in partnership with The Learned Society of Wales and The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Project outcomes

Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe

Sarah Tanburn  | 

This report analyses Welsh devolution from a multitude of perspectives, looking at the historical and social ties between Wales, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe as well as analysis of the key differences in social attitudes around the UK on, for example, EU membership.

Scotland and the United Kingdom

Beth Foley  | 

This report aims to provide expert analysis and to encourage rich and informed debate on all aspects of the topic of Scottish independence.

Scotland: enlightening the constitutional debate

The British Academy and The Royal Society of Edinburgh  | 

This book looks into into the issues affecting Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom following the Referendum on Scottish independence.

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