Scottish Independence Referendum 2014
The focus of this research, led by Professor Lindsay Paterson, Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Mark Shephard in 2013-2014 was analysing public attitudes towards the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. In particular, the researchers explored the attitudes of young people (aged 16-17) towards the referendum and the impact of social media on public sentiment.
There were three main projects as part of this research:
A number of publications emerged from this work, including a special edition of the journal Scottish Affairs, published in February 2014.
Further publications linked to this research include:
Lindsay Paterson – Utopian Pragmatism: Scotland’s Choice – Scottish Affairs Scottish Affairs, Volume 24 Issue 1, Page 22-46, ISSN 0966-0356, January 2015
Jan Eichhorn – Newly Enfranchised Voters: Political Attitudes of Under 18-Year Olds in the Context of the Referendum on Scotland’s Constitutional Future – Scottish Affairs, Volume 23 Issue 3, Page 342-353, ISSN 0966-0356, June 2014