Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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View from Zollernblick is the second collection of essays based on the European Regionalism symposia at Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg, organised since 1991 by Christopher Harvie and Eberhard Bort. Networking Europe: Essays on Regionalism and Social Democracy was published by Liverpool University Press in 2000.

Again, an array of regional perspectives on constitutional politics, policy areas and cultural connections reflect the lively and diverse conversations so characteristic for these unique annual meetings of minds in the Black Forest, with contributions by academics, journalists, writers and politicians from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, Germany and other European regions.

Essay Contents:

  • Keith Armstrong: Two Poems
  • Neal Ascherson: Memories of Amikejo: Europe’s Pasts and its Possible Future
  • Eberhard Bort: View from Zollerblick
  • Eberhard Bort: Scotland’s Local Democracy Deficit
  • Sarah Boyack: Five Days in Malawi: 18 - 23 March 2013
  • Terry Brotherstone: Why Scotland Matters: The Governance of Scotland’s Universities
  • Stefan Büttner: Sustainable Energy for All
  • Frank Conlan: Reflections on Energy Self-Sustaining Islands in Ireland: with some Scottish and wider European inspirations
  • Patricia Conlan: ‘A lot done, more to do’: The Impact of European Union Membership on Women in Ireland
  • Peter Conradi and Helmut Doka: More Direct Democracy: Ja Bitte!
  • Henry Cowper: The Motley Crew that made the Open University
  • Richard Demarco: Scotland in Europe, Europe in Scotland
  • Owen Dudley Edwards: God and the Regions
  • Tom Gallagher: Autonomy, Community and the Kirk in Devolved Scotland
  • Paul Gillespie: Momentous Decisions Ahead for both Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Alison Harvie: Bundesverdienstkreuz o’Clock
  • Christopher Harvie: The Man in the Next Room and Confederal Salmond
  • Tom Hubbard: The Material and the Moral: Chris Harvie on Culture
  • Thomas Leuerer: Regional Socialism - Socialist Regions: Labour Scotland, Britain, and the Hopelessness of the Bavarian Social Democrats
  • Douglas MacLeod: Holding the Body Politic to Account?: A Beleagured Fourth Estate
  • Allan Massie: The Way of the Hand-Loom Weaver
  • Robin McAlpine: Common Weal and a State of Disorientation
  • Peter McCarey: War is the Continuation of Golf by Other Means
  • James Mitchell: Scotland’s other Constitutional Debate
  • Wolfgang Mössinger: ‘If you want to know how to get from Edinburgh to Peebles or to Melrose by public transport, don’t consult the internet: ask Chris.’
  • John Osmond: Accelerating History - The 1979, 1997 and 2011 Referendums in Wales
  • Irene Quaile-Kersken: 'O Caledonia! Stern and Wild - Meet Nurse…' For a Fledgling Green Energy Sector
  • Tessa Ransford: Lyrical Links: The Scottish Poetry Library and Europe
  • Mario Relich: The Postman Rings Again - Alexander Trocchi’s Young Adam
  • Lesley Riddoch: Being Scottish?
  • Paul Salveson: Next Stop for Community Rail? The Sustainable Branch Line
  • Noel Spare: Educating for a Green Europe
  • Klaus Stolz: Searching for the Democratic Intellect in the Scottish Parliament: MSPs and the Harvie Question
  • David Walker: A Scottish Clerisy?
  • Ian S Wood: Northern Ireland and Scotland: Uncertain Directions