Publications

NE regional map
Published: 22nd December 2016
This briefing note discusses the future of devolution in NE England.
Authors: Akash Paun
How the UK and devolved governments should work together on leaving the EU
Four-nation Brexit cover
Published: 24th October 2016
The UK and devolved governments should work together on leaving the EU.
Authors: Akash Paun, George Miller
Evidence sharing and learning between the UK’s four governments
Published: 3rd February 2016
In October 2015, the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Institute for Government held a joint roundtable event in Cardiff, exploring opportunities for evidence exchange and policy learning between the UK and devolved governments.
Authors: Akash Paun, Jill Rutter, Anna Nicholl
How to form and sustain a government after another hung parliament
Published: 30th March 2015
The UK once had a highly majoritarian political system, with power alternating between two dominant parties. The vote share of the two large parties has declined dramatically – 35% is now regarded as a winning rather than a losing vote share.
Authors: Akash Paun
How the four governments of the UK co-operate, negotiate and compete
Published: 19th February 2015
Our major study of devolution in the UK has focused on how to provide effective government in the context of an increasingly complex and fluid constitutional settlement.
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Future constitutional scenarios for the UK
Published: 11th September 2014
This new paper analyses 16 future constitutional scenarios for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from Scottish independence to various models for further devolution.
Authors: Akash Paun, Robyn Munro, Joe Randall
A data-driven analysis of Whitehall and the devolved administrations
Published: 29th August 2014
This report is the first publication in our Governing After the Referendum programme of work, and is a collaboration with the Institute’s Whitehall Monitor.
Published: 7th May 2014
This report focuses on how the Civil Service should work with the two coalition parties in year five of the coalition as each develops its policy plans for the next parliament. It considers the challenges likely to arise in the final year, based on evidence of how the Coalition...
Whitehall in Year Five of the UK Coalition: Lessons from Elsewhere
Published: 4th April 2014
This paper explores the ‘separate space’ system that was set up to enable all major parties to access civil service policy support during the final six months of the last Scottish coalition, up until 2007.
Whitehall in Year Five of the UK Coalition: Lessons from Elsewhere
Published: 19th March 2014
This report examines two systems that enable political parties in Australia to have policy plans independently assessed and costed. These systems help governing and non-government parties access necessary expertise to test and improve policy ideas, particularly in the pre-...

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