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Charlie Jeffery wins PSA Communication Prize

Charlie Jeffery was awarded the Political Studies Association of the UK's Communication Award at the Institute of Directors for his work in directing the ESRC's Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme.

The Judges said “Charlie Jeffery’s ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change programme was a model of how to conduct a large budget, high profile project. In terms of theoretical development, empirical research, dissemination and user relevance, the Devolution and Constitutional Change programme was exemplary. From 2000 to 2006, 35 research projects produced a range of interesting and cogent findings, consolidating our understanding of the asymmetrical nature of UK devolution, the impact upon governance, the (lack of) impact of the weakening of British identity and the prospects for the future of the Union in a restructured UK. None of this would have been possible without the strategic vision, academic insight and organisational efficiency of the programme director.”

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