Jan Eichhorn

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    Identification with Englishness (not class or age) offers the best clue to understanding support for Brexit

Identification with Englishness (not class or age) offers the best clue to understanding support for Brexit

While commentators have often sought to explain Brexit as a form of resistance to globalisation, Jan Eichhorn argues we should treat such conclusions with caution since there are many factors at play when it comes to people’s political choices. He highlights that attempts to link Brexit to particular social classes or age groups underplays much of the division within these groups over the […]

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    Beyond anecdotes on lowering the voting age: New evidence from Scotland

Beyond anecdotes on lowering the voting age: New evidence from Scotland

What should the minimum age be for citizens to vote in an election? Drawing on debates over reducing the voting age in the UK, Jan Eichhorn writes that while normative arguments and personal stories tend to be given prominence in discussions about lowering the voting age, it is crucial to review the evidence so that empirical arguments prevail.

In November 2017 the […]

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    (Mis)understanding the public? An independent Scotland and the EU

(Mis)understanding the public? An independent Scotland and the EU

Scotland’s debate on its constitutional future has frequently focused on its future role within the EU. Jan Eichhorn and Daniel Kenealy argue that, despite uncertainty about the precise terms of an independent Scotland’s EU membership, the issue is not one that divides ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ voters. Furthermore, they show that in recent years there has been a marked rise in […]

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