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News: Two public SES events in May

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Election Study will be hosting two events at the University of Edinburgh next month. Both are open to members of the public.

Book launch – The Referendum That Changed a Nation

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Date: Wednesday 10th May, 1730-1930
Location: Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, Old College, The University of Edinburgh

This panel session will feature the authors of the new Scottish Election Study book, “The Referendum That Changed a Nation: Scottish Voting Behaviour 2014-2019”, discussing the seismic shifts in the country’s political landscape in the wake of the independence and Brexit referendums. Newer members of the team will then present on developments since the 2019 General Election using Scottish Election Study and Scottish Opinion Monitor (Scoop) data.

A Q&A and drinks reception will follow the presentations. Books will be available to purchase.

Second SES Annual Lecture – “Race and ethnicity in politics: Is Scotland different?”, Prof. Maria Sobolewska

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Date: Wednesday 17th May, 1800-1930
Location: Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, Old College, The University of Edinburgh

This event, following James Mitchell’s excellent talk on Scottish political radicalism in 2022, will be the second Scottish Election Study Annual Lecture. Professor Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester) will present on ethnic minority politics in Scotland in the context of relevant dynamics in the United Kingdom as a whole.

Prof. Sobolewska is an expert on immigration, ethnicity and ethnic minority representation and integration in the UK. Her 2020 book Brexitland, co-authored with Prof. Rob Ford, won the Political Studies Association’s WJM Mackenzie Prize for the best book published in political science.