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SCOTLAND: Enlightening the Constitutional Debate

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Between January 2013 and March 2014, the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh held a series of 11 focused events to look deeper into the issues affecting Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom following the Referendum on Scottish independence, which is due to take place on 18 September 2014.

This book contains a synthesis of the discussions which took place at each of these events, and also includes an introduction by Professor Iain McLean FBA FRSE, VIce President of Public Policy at the British Academy, and Professor Alan Alexander, General Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


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Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA, Professor Michael Keating, Professor John Curtice FBA and Professor Adam Tomkins (panellists at the British Academy event held on 5 March 2014) answer the questions...

Can you tell us what it would mean for the future of Scotland if the Scottish people vote 'yes' in the September referendum?

 

Can you tell us what it would mean for the future of the UK if the Scottish people vote 'yes' in the September referendum?


The full list of events held in 2013 and 2014 by the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh:

2013

Scotland and the EU (13 March; RSE, Edinburgh) video recording
Taxation and Spending (17 April; British Academy, London) summary report
Defence and International Relations (29 May; RSE, Edinburgh) video recording
The Real Economy (20 June; RSE, Edinburgh) video recording
Currency, Banking and Financial Services (24 July; British Academy, London) summary report
Culture and Broadcasting (24 August; Edinburgh) video recording
Borders, Immigration and Citizenship (25 September; RSE, Edinburgh) video recording
Science and Higher Education (17 October; University of Aberdeen) video recording
Welfare and Public Services (20 November; University of Strathclyde) video recording

2014

Currency, Banking and Tax (29 January; RSE, Edinburgh) video recording
Historical, Legal and Constitutional Issues (5 March; British Academy, London) video recording


Earlier events:
The British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosted a pair of conferences on Scotland and the United Kingdom, on 28 February 2012 and 27 April 2012.

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Publication date: 7 Apr 2014