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About Andrew Mycock

Andrew Mycock is a Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. He is the co-author of Loyal to the Core: Orangeism and Britishness in Northern Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2011), and co-convenor of the Political Studies Association’s Britishness Specialist Group.

Articles by Andrew Mycock

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Behold the 'Manchester Withington question'

'English Votes for English Laws' is supposed to answer the 'West Lothian question' – yet the government's English devolution policy is recreating the same question in a new form.

Stem the tide of Northern Ireland’s ‘culture wars’

Since the advent of the peace process, the conflicts over cultural identity in Northern Ireland have become increasingly fraught with danger. In order to head off a crisis, political elites must adopt a more strident approach in countering discrimination. As ever, young people will be central to this process.

Alex Salmond’s Bannock Bairns?

The SNP wish to lower the age of franchise for Scotland's independence referendum to 16 years of age. Is it wise to ask 'wee bairns' to make the biggest decision the country has faced for a generation?

Patriotic love should not be blind: a response to Demos' Britishness report

A critical look at Demos' latest exposition of Britishness, 'A Pride for Place'.

Riots in England: we must stay calm and plan for the future

As looting breaks out in several English towns and cities, it is hoped those who have broken the law are brought to justice. But we must all acknowledge our role in these awful events rather than simply condoning all those involved as "nihilistic thugs".
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