The governance of justice and internal security in Scotland: between the Scottish independence referendum and British decisions on the EU

Christian Kaunert, Sarah Léonard, Helena Carrapiço, Stephen Rozée

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This article examines how the governance of justice and internal security in Scotland could be affected by the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014. The article argues that it is currently impossible to equate a specific result in the referendum with a given outcome for the governance of justice and internal security in Scotland. This is because of the complexities of the current arrangements in that policy area and the existence of several changes that presently affect them and are outside the control of the government and of the people of Scotland. This article also identifies an important paradox. In the policy domain of justice and internal security, a ‘no’ vote could, in a specific set of circumstances, actually lead to more changes than a victory of the ‘yes’ camp.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-363
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Security
Volume23
Issue number3
Early online date20 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014

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  • area of freedom
  • Scotland
  • opt-out
  • justice and home affairs
  • independence referendum
  • security and justice

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Kaunert, Christian ; Léonard, Sarah ; Carrapiço, Helena ; Rozée, Stephen. / The governance of justice and internal security in Scotland : between the Scottish independence referendum and British decisions on the EU. In: European Security. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 344-363.
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