Politics

Nationalism & the Far Right

Author / Creator: Nationalism & the Far Right

Media type: Podcast

Date published: 2023

The far right in the context of nationalism.


Part 1: The Starmer Project

Author / Creator: Jonathon Shafi

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

Analysing the meaning and mission of the Labour leadership


A major opportunity for Labour?

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

What is the position of the Scottish Labour Party in electoral opportunity?


Scottish elections: young people more likely to vote if they started at 16

Author / Creator: Jan Eichhorn

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

"[ in 2014] Newly enfranchised young people voted in greater numbers than slightly older peers. Social class differences in voting habits were much less pronounced among 16- and 17-year-olds in Scotland"


Political inequality

Author / Creator: B Ansell

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Political and economic inequalities are related.


The methods of Russian interference in Scottish politics

Author / Creator: George Allison

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

One of the key methods used by Russia to interfere in Scottish politics is through cyber-attacks.


Lobbying in Scotland

Author / Creator: Grant Thoms

Media type: Video

Date published: 2022

The use of lobbying in the independence campaign 


Electoral reform consultation

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Consultation paper

Date published: 2022

Possible improvements to electoral law are set out including candidacy, voting, and electoral administration.


Opinion polling for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election

Author / Creator: Wikipedia

Media type: Statistics

Date published: 2022

Polling and results for and of the 2021 Scottish Government election.


Can Brown save UK democracy?

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

Review of Gordon Brown's political views from radical left to elder statesman.


Short Life Working Group on Facilitating Peaceful Assemblies: report

Author / Creator: Dominic Bryan

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

Application of human rights is at the core of maintaining peaceful assemblies.


The Dead Center: Reflections on Liberalism and Democracy After the End of History

Author / Creator: Luke Savage

Media type: Book

Date published: 2022

"The Dead Centre, a collection of essays by the Jacobin writer Luke Savage, probes the afterlife of Blairism—or, rather, its variants in Canada and the US. Gone is the hegemonic swagger of the Clinton generation. What we have now is a feeble rehash of the Third Way. Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau may think of themselves as hard-headed pragmatists ready to make painful political compromises for the sake of progress.


A Natural Fit? The Greens in Government

Author / Creator: John Curtice

Media type: Blog

Date published:

the decision of the Scottish Greens ... to take two junior ministerial positions in the SNP-led Scottish Government does not seem to have done them any harm at all.


The Scottish Political System

Author / Creator: James G Kellas

Media type: Book

Date published: 1989

"The enduring [Kellas] thesis is the notion of a Scottish political system.  ...The orthodox view had been that the UK was unitary and uniform apart from the odd detail and embellishment." Bella Caledonia.


Scottish independence needs to offer “a shining city on a hill”

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Blog

Date published:

Previous generations have shown...ambition and intent when faced with what seemed insurmountable problems. It falls to us now to rise to the challenges of our age and make that future Scotland real.


The People's Flag and the Union Jack An Alternative History of Britain and the Labour Party

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Book

Date published: 2019

The Labour Party has and continues to be a British party and this will matter for the forseeable future.


Scotland the Brave? Twenty Years of Change and the Future of the Nation

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: eBook

Date published: 2019

Politics took a decisive turn twenty years ago with the birth of the modern Scottish Parliament. People in Scotland want to ‘make a difference’ and build a better future. Scotland the Brave? offers both an acute assessment of where we are today and a route map to the future.


Sceptical Scot

Author / Creator: Sceptical Scot

Media type: Website

Date published: 2014-

These pages are for all who care about Scotland’s future, regardless of how they vote: for party, independence/union, EU/Brexit. Sceptical Scot aims to provide a forum that is both broader and deeper than current online/print offers with a rich diet of well-researched, polemical, thought-provoking writing.


Green Politics

Author / Creator: Antje Brown

Media type: Book

Date published: 2020

Scottish decision makers shy away from a determined green approach. Can Green ambitions and national identity politics be pursued together?


Ethnic Minorities and Political Citizenship in Scotland

Author / Creator: Emma Hill

Media type: Book

Date published: 2020

There is a gap between the ‘aspirational pluralism’ espoused by political elites, and Scotland’s record on the representation of ethnic minorities in politics.