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

Kaunert, Christian; Leonard, Sarah; Rozee, Stephen; Carrapico, Helena

Authors

Christian Kaunert

Sarah Leonard Sarah4.Leonard@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of International Security

Stephen Rozee

Helena Carrapico



Abstract

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. It 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Journal European Security
Print ISSN 0966-2839
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Pages 344-363
APA6 Citation Kaunert, C., Leonard, S., Rozee, S., & Carrapico, H. (2014). The governance of justice and internal security in Scotland: Between the Scottish independence referendum and British decisions on the EU. European Security, 23(3), 344-363. https://doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2014.912633
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2014.912633
Keywords AFSJ, independence referendum, justice and home affairs, opt-out, Scotland
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2014.912633
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Security on 20th May 2014, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09662839.2014.912633.

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