Saturday, 6 September 2014

Scottish Independence referendum try our academic reading list

Here is our list of articles and books.
Suitable for academic research.
Topics covered include economics, foreign policy and social policy and health

Monday, 1 September 2014

Scotland Referendum - no campaign links and blogs.

Here is our round up of key links.

Better Together campaign blog

Conservative friends of the Union.

No Scotland Net blog

Open Unionism

Red Paper collective - according to the website 'The Red Paper Collective is made up of a group of activists: trade unionists, academics, politicians. Our purpose is to provide a Labour Movement alternative to the sterile nationalist v unionist debate around the referendum'

Scotland referendum - locate key yes campaign blogs

Here is our round up of key links.
Yes Vote
Derek Bateman broadcaster.
Scotland goes Pop - James Kelly
Business for scotland has recent articles and twitter.
Sign for Scotland (Sign language users)
Third Sector for Yes (covers NGos, charities)
Wealthy Nation- 'Wealthy Nation has been founded by a group of right of centre, business people, academics, creatives and entrepreneurs who wish to break the tired old politico-economic consensus'
Young Scots for Independenceofficial youth wing of Scottish National Party.
Generation Yes - Youth and students

Twitter campaigns.

Scottish independence key blogs and news sites.

Newspapers/ news services

Herald (Scotland)
Huffington Post
Daily Mirror
Daily Record (Scotland)
Newsnet Scotland (taking a pro independence stance)
Wings over Scotland -  Rev. Stuart Campbell, news digest and analysis - registered as Yes vote support.


Scotland's Referendum: Informing the Debate
Edinburgh University by Dr Nicola McEwen, Director of Public Policy at theAcademy of Government.Academic discussion on a range of issues.

What Scotland Thinks. Academic and media commentator Professor John Curtice, focussing mainly on public opinion research.

Scottish Independence referendum: what do women think?

What do women think? Here are some useful academic research resources.
The Guardian newspaper has recently highlighted the issue of women's votes in the forthcoming Scottish referendum. Read the article and interesting comments.
Here are some other resources focusing specifically on gender.

2014 has some recent public policy research from voters.
The BBC has a documentary from April 2014 which is still available on iplayer and discusses the gender gap in voting.

A major yes campaign site is Women for independence this has some leaflets targetted specifically at women.

Commonweal has a recent paper by Dr Angela O'Hagan which contains proposals on how to achieve equality in a free Scotland. Women of an Independent Mind: The Future of Women's Equality in Scotland (2014)

From a different perspective the Better Together campaign has some pages for women voters.However some of its campaign videos have been termed patronising. See this discussion from the Huffington Post.which refers to #PatronisingBTLady

 Further discussion of this can be found on the Future of the UK and Scotland website