"The Constitution in Northern Ireland - After the Scottish Independence Referendum"

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Abstract

This chronicle considers some of the possible developments in the Northern Ireland Peace Process that may be occasioned by the imperatives for wider constitutional change resulting from the Independence Referendum in Scotland in September 2014. After reviewing the devolution story in Scotland, and the developments leading to the referendum, some of the wider tensions that remain within the UK constitution are reviewed, and their impact on the Northern Ireland settlement are considered. Next, attention is given to the range of issues that are presently undermining the continuing success of the Northern Ireland settlement as a mechanism of government and the possibilities for adapting the constitutional architecture to overcome these difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Review of Public Law
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2014

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