Monthly Archives: May 2015

Scottish Nationalism and the Reinvention of British Liberalism

By Professor Lindsay Paterson ‘The strange death of liberal Britain’ was the portentous headline on the Independent newspaper two days after the UK General Election in May. Nick Clegg, resigning as Lib Dem leader, expanded on the apocalypse: ‘liberalism … is … Continue reading

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Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling? Leslie Evans appointed Scotland’s top civil servant

By Professor James Mitchell. This blog was originally written for the University of Edinburgh’s Gender Politics blog. We thank them for allowing us to repost it here. Leslie Evans has been appointed Permanent Secretary at the Scottish Government. The office dates … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘Poverty of Participation’

A Report from the Scottish Government’s Social Justice Engagement Workshop, by Elke Heins and Jan Eichhorn The Scottish Government invited a range of organisations, including the Academy of Government, to an engagement workshop on 29 April 2015. The purpose was … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Academy of Government blog

This is the first post on the Academy of Government’s blog. The Academy was established at the University of Edinburgh to support new forms of teaching and research in government, politics and public policy.  We’re interested in how government happens, in … Continue reading

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