State of the Union is a new paper by renowned historian Professor Arthur Aughey, of Ulster University, in which he says by any comparative international standards, the Union has proved both successful and durable as an arrangement of state. When placed in the broadest international context, the United Kingdom can sometimes look like an oddity. But the Union on which it is predicated is a remarkably enduring constitutional arrangement and a surprisingly cohesive national state." /> State of the Union is a new paper by renowned historian Professor Arthur Aughey, of Ulster University, in which he says by any comparative international standards, the Union has proved both successful and durable as an arrangement of state. When placed in the broadest international context, the United Kingdom can sometimes look like an oddity. But the Union on which it is predicated is a remarkably enduring constitutional arrangement and a surprisingly cohesive national state." />

Arthur Aughey


Arthur Aughey is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Ulster University and former Leverhulme Senior Fellow. He has published widely on Conservatism, constitutional change in the UK and Northern Ireland politics. His publications include Nationalism, Devolution and the Challenge to the UK State (2001); The Politics of Northern Ireland Beyond the Belfast Agreement (2007); The Politics of Englishness (2007); The British Question (2013); and The Conservative Party and the Nation (2018).

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