Western secession expert available to comment on upcoming Scottish referendum

With the Scottish referendum just one week away, a leading secession expert from Western University’s Faculty of Social Science is available to media for commentary.  

Robert Young, a professor at Western’s Department of Political Science and the Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance, is the author of The Secession of Quebec and the Future of Canada (1995) and The Struggle for Quebec (1999).

Young has been following the Scottish independence campaign for two years, and will be in Edinburgh, Scotland as of September 16th to follow the proceedings directly.

“The dynamics of the Scottish referendum campaign are becoming clearer and more intense,” explains Young. “There are great differences between this campaign and the struggle in Quebec in 1995, but there are also similarities that are intriguing.”

Young is available to media via Skype, phone and email once he arrives in Scotland.

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.   

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