Section: Publications

Publications

Articles 

Stephen Tierney, 'The Referendum on Scottish Independence: A Process as well as an Event', Edinburgh Law Review, Volume 18, Number 2 (May 2014), pp. 245-250

Stephen Tierney, 'Whose Political Constitution? Citizens and Referendums', German Law Journal, Volume 14, Number 12 (2013), pp. 2185-2196

Stephen Tierney, 'Legal Issues Surrounding the Referendum on Independence for Scotland', European Constitutional Law Review, Volume 9, Issue 03, December 2013, pp. 359-390 

Stephen Tierney, 'Using Electoral Law to Construct a Deliberative Referendum: Moving beyond the Democratic Paradox', Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, Volume 12, Number 4 (December 2013), pp. 508-523

Chapters

Stephen Tierney, 'Flexible Accommodation: Another Case of British Exceptionalism', in Jaime Lluch ed., Constitutionalism and the Politics of Accommodation in Multinational Democracies,  Palgrave MacMillan, September 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'The Three Hundred and Seven Year Itch': Scotland and the 2014 Independence Referendum in  Matt Qvortrup, ed., The British Constitution: Continuity and Change: A Festschrift for Vernon Bogdanor, Hart Publishing , 2013. pp. 141-52

In progress: Stephen Tierney, 'Federalism and the Plurinational Challenge' in Amnon Lev ed., The Art of Federation, Publisher TBC

Research papers

Stephen Tierney, 'Chapter 16. 'We Have an Arrival Time, We Need a Destination': The Runaway Train of Constitutional Change', in Beyond Smith: Contributions to the continuing process of Scottish devolution (e-book), Future of the UK and Scotland, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh, November 2014

Silvia Suteu, 'A New Form of Direct Democracy: Constitutional Conventions in the Digital Era', Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/39, 17 October 2014

Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle, 'An Independent Scotland: The Road to Membership of the European Union', ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change Briefing Papers, 20 August 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Question 11. The constitution of an independent Scotland: What would it contain? How would it be made?' in Charlie Jeffery and Ray Perman, eds., Scotland's Decision: 16 Questions to Think About for the Referendum on 18 September (e-book), Future of the UK and Scotland, Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh, August 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'The Referendum in Multi-level States: Fracturing or Fostering Federal Models of Government?'L’Idée fédérale (The Federal Idea), 13 March 2014

Stephen Tierney and Silvia Suteu, 'Towards a Democratic and Deliberative Referendum?: Analysing the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill and the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill' Workshop Report, 23 August 2013

Stephen Tierney, 'The Multi-Option Referendum: International Guidelines, International Practice and Practical Issues', Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/33, 10 August 2012

Stephen Tierney, 'Accession of an Independent Scotland to the European Union: A View of the Legal Issues', Briefing Paper, ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, 2 December 2013

Blog posts

Stephen Tierney, 'More powers for Scotland: rushed timetable does the whole of the UK a disservice', The Conversation, 3 November 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Solomon Grundy Does Constitutional Change: The Smith Commission Timetable to Transform the Scottish Parliament', UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 31 October 2014 (cross-posted on Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum Blog and The Constitution Unit Blog)

Stephen Tierney, 'And the Winner is… the Referendum’: Scottish Independence and the Deliberative Participation of Citizens', I-CONnect Blog, 26 September 2014

Stephen Tierney comment in 'Scotland's EU Membership' debate on Verfassungsblog, 10 September 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Europe is entering the ‘age of the referendum’, but there is nothing to fear for European democracy if referendums are properly regulated', LSE Europp Blog, 2 September 2014 (cross-posted on  Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum blog on 3 September 2014)

Katie Boyle and Stephen Tierney, 'Human Rights in Transition: The Proposed Interim Constitution for Scotland', UK Constitutional Law Blog, 1 August 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Leaving Westminster: Constitutional Supremacy in an Independent Scotland', I-CONnect Blog, (cross-posted on UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 24 June 2014)

Katie Boyle, 'Scotland in Transition: the Scottish Government’s Proposed Interim Constitution and the Scottish Independence Bill', UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 21 June 2014

Katie Boyle comment in 'Scotland’s draft interim constitution: limiting or liberating?', Democratic Audit UK, 19 June 2014

Stephen Tierney comment in 'Scotland's Draft Interim Constitution: Clear-Sighted and Sensible, or an SNP Power-Play?', Democratic Audit UK, 18 June 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Constituting Scotland: A Retreat from Politics?', Discover Society, 1 April 2014 (cross-posted on Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum Blog on 3 April 2014)

Stephen Tierney,  'Why is Scottish Independence Unclear?', UK Constitutional Law Blog, 25 February 2014 (cross-posted on Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum Blog on 25 February 2014 and Scotland's Referendum: Informing the Debate Blog on 27 February 2014)

Book Review/Response: Stephen Tierney and Peter Oliver on Constitutional Referendums, I-CONnect Blog, 25 February 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'The Scottish Constitution After Independence', UK Constitutional Law Blog, 2 December 2013 (cross-posted on I-CONnect Blog, 7 December 2013)

Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle, 'Yes or No, Scotland's Referendum Carries Significant Constitutional Implications', Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum Blog, 14 November 2013

Stephen Tierney, 'Towards a Fair and Democratic Process? Regulating the Referendum on Scottish Independence', UK Constitutional Law Blog, 27 August 2013

Stephen Tierney, ‘After the referendum – the Scottish Government’s proposal for a written Constitution’, UK Constitutional Law Blog, 12 March 2013 (paper also presented to the Law Society of Scotland on 10 March 2013)

Newspaper articles

Stephen Tierney, 'La clarté écossaise', La Presse, 19 March 2014

Conference papers

Silvia Suteu, 'The Process for Achieving Further Devolution: A Comparative Perspective', Paper presented at 'Further Devolution to Scotland: What Should the Smith Commission Recommend?' Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum event, University of Glasgow, 19 November 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'On Theories of Federalism', Paper presented to LSE Forum in Legal & Political Theory, 12 November 2014

Silvia Suteu, 'Questioning De-juridification in Constitutional Change', Paper presented at 'De-juridification: Appearance and disappearance of law at a time of crisis' UK IVR Annual Conference, 25-26 October 2014

Stephen Tierney contribution to 'The People’s Verdict – so what now?' conference, Law Society of Scotland, 3-4 October 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Direct Democracy in the Process of Constitutional Change: Constructing a Deliberative Referendum?', Paper presented at the Cambridge Public Law Conference: Process and Substance in Public Law, 15-17 September 2014 

Silvia Suteu, 'Constitutional Conventions in the Digital Era: Lessons from Iceland and Ireland', Paper presented at 'The Future of the Small State: Threats, Opportunities, Strategies' workshop, University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, 6 September 2014

Stephen Tierney contribution to 'EU Membership, the UK and Scotland' for Festival of Politics, Edinburgh, 17 August 2014

Silvia Suteu, 'Eternity and the Constitution: Towards a Constituent Power Theory of Unamendability', Paper presented at 'Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space' ICON-Society inaugural conference, Florence, Italy, 26-28 June 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'The Constitution of an Independent Scotland: A Retreat from Politics?', Paper presented at Political Community Workshop, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL), University of Aberdeen, 24-25 June 2014

Dejan Stjepanovic, 'Statehood alternatives: A comparative perspective on territorial politics in Europe', Paper presented at Political Community Workshop, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL), University of Aberdeen, 24-25 June 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Federalism and the Plurinational Challenge' and 'The Independence Referendum in Scotland: Constructing a Deliberative Process?', Papers presented at "Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local" IXth World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), Oslo, Norway, 16-20 June 2014

Silvia Suteu, 'A New Form of Direct Democracy: Constitutional Conventions in the Digital Era', Paper presented at "Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local" IXth World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), Oslo, Norway, 16-20 June 2014 (also presented to Political Theory Research Group, University of Edinburgh, 9 April 2014)

Katie Boyle, ‘Towards a Scottish Constitution?: Deliberation and Constitutional Change at the Sub-State Level’, Paper presented at "Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local" IXth World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), Oslo, Norway, 16-20 June 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Scotland and Europe', Paper presented at 'Britain Alone' conference, King's College London, 9 May 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'Enlightening Federalism', Paper presented at 'Civic Freedom in an Age of Diversity: James Tully's Public Philosophy' colloquium, UQAM, Montreal, April 2014

Stephen Tierney, 'The Constitution after Independence', Paper presented at ESRC event on the White Paper, University of Edinburgh, 30 November 2013 

Stephen Tierney, 'Federalism and the Plurinational Challenge’, Paper presented at conference on 'The Art of Federation' at University of Copenhagen, 10-11 October 2013 

Stephen Tierney, 'Britain Wakes Up to the Referendum', Paper presented at the UCL European Institute, 8 October 2013 

Stephen Tierney, 'Using Electoral Law to Construct a Deliberative Referendum: Moving beyond the Democratic Paradox', Paper presented at seminar on 'Electoral Law and Deliberative Democracy' at King's College London, 9 April 2013

Stephen Tierney, 'Whose Political Constitution? Citizens and Referendums’, Paper presented at 'The Political Constitution' conference, GCU, London 8-9 June 2012

Stephen Tierney, 'Narrow Constitutional Formalism: British Toxin, Canadian Antidote?', Paper presented at the International Association of Quebec Studies conference, ‘30 Years after Patriation’, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 13 April 2012

Stephen Tierney, 'Building Trust through Deliberative Democracy: The Constitutional Referendum in Plurinational Democracies', 'Ethnicity and Democratic Governance' research project, Montreal, funded by a large MCRI grant from the SSHRC in Canada, 11 April 2012

Advice

Stephen Tierney, 'Evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Inquiry: Scottish independence: Constitutional implications for the rest of the UK', 5 March 2014, published as ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change Briefing Paper, 12 March 2014 (See also recording of the proceedings here)

Stephen Tierney,'Possible vires issue in relation to section 3 of the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill', 18 March 2013

Tierney issued this advice to the Scottish Parliament Referendum Bill Committee on the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill as Adviser to the Committee.


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