Michael Keating

Michael Keating

Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC), a consortium of universities across the UK and Ireland examining constitutional issues. He graduated from the University of Oxford and in 1975 was the first PhD graduate from what is now Glasgow Caledonian University.

Michael is a fellow of the British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Academy of Social Sciences and European Academy and has taught in universities in Scotland, England, Canada, the USA, France and Spain and at the European University Institute in Italy.

Among his publications are Plurinational Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2001); The Independence of Scotland (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Rescaling the European State (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has recently edited two books based on the research of the CCC: Debating Scotland. Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum (Oxford University Press, 2017) and A Wealthier Fairer Scotland. The Political Economy of Constitutional Change (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

 The Centre on Constitutional Change has recently won a large grant from the Economic and Social Research Council for a project on Between Two Unions. The constitutional challenge in the UK and Ireland after Brexit. Michael Keating is a co-founder of the Islands and Unions Network, a group of academics and practitioners examining the emerging constitutional relationships across the UK, Ireland and crown dependencies..

Catalonia

What happened to Catalonia can't happen to Scotland

Negotiations and compromise have prevented a Catalonia-style crisis in Scotland.

What happened to Catalonia can't happen to Scotland