Professor of European Union Studies: Dean International (Europe)

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Drew Scott is an economist by training, and has for many years researched and taught European economic integration. He has published widely in the area, including on subsidiarity, economic and monetary union and economic and social cohesion. He has acted as expert to various EC agencies, including the European Commission and the Statistical Office of the EU. His research interests include the role of the devolved administratiins in the formulation UK EU policy; the fiscal policy implications of developing European monetary policy; sub-state governments and European Union governance; Scotland and the UK constitutional debate. From 2012-2014 Drew was seconded to the Euroepan and External Relations secretariat in the Scottish Government as Adviser on the implications of Scotland's independence for EU membership.

From 1991-98 Drew was joint editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies.

Drew delivered his inaugural lecture on 13 April, 2004, on the topic "Regions and European Union Governance: Lessons from Scotland". The text of the lecture can be found here.

Drew Scott is Co-Director (with Dr Chad Damro and Dr Tobias Lock of the Europa Institute.

He is Dean International for Europe at the University, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Law.

Courses Taught

European Institutions (Honours) (Course Organiser)

European Studies Dissertation 1 (Honours) (Others) (Course Organiser)

European Studies Dissertation 2 (Honours) (Others) (Course Organiser)

European Union Law (Honours)

Scottish Legal System (Ordinary)


Andrew Scott, Simon Bulmer, Martin Burch, Patricia Hogwood British Devolution and European Policy-Making: Transforming Britain into Multi-Level Governance (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002)

Edited Books

Zenon Bankowski, Andrew Scott The European Union and Its Order: The Legal Theory of European Integration (Blackwell Publishers, 1999)
Abstract: Born of a series of research seminars, supported by the ESRC and the European Law Journal, this book tackles the most pressing issue raised by intensified European integration: the demise of sovereign states and the design of theoretical frameworks within which issues of post-national democracy and legal legitimacy might be considered. Decoupling "law" from "state", the various contributions raise fundamental questions about the political legitimacy and constitutionality of the European Union's normative order, and begin to develop new structures for the meaningful evaluation of post-statal organization. Still firmly rooted in a liberalized market, but now also concerned with far broader political and social issues, the EU has challenged the traditionally strict demarcation between law, political science and economics. By bringing together all three disciplines to study the legal theory implications of the EU, this book offers its readers a novel methodology: analyzing the constitutionalization of the European legal order with an eye to "real-world" political and economic concerns.

Andrew Scott, S. Bulmer Economic and Political Integration in Europe: Internal Dynamics and Global Context (Blackwell, 1994)

Journal Articles

Andrew Scott, Simon Bulmer, Martin Burch, Patricia Hogwood 'UK Devolution and the European Union: A Tale of Cooperative Asymmetry?' (2006) Publius 36 75-93
Abstract: The post-1999 devolution project has resulted in a major recalibration of the preexisting 5 arrangements for making European Union policy within the United Kingdom. The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales (but not the English regions) have gained in electoral legitimacy and legislative powers, and thereby have a greater claim to consultation with UK central government. Four key characteristics of European Union policymaking in a devolved United Kingdom are identified. The legal contingency of he ''devolveds'' status 10 has not yet impeded traditional cooperative relations between government tiers, but the stability of the new arrangements remains in question. The UK case is compared with European Union regionalization in other member states and a distinction is drawn between a cooperative regionalist approach (the devolveds) and a consultative one (the English regions).

Andrew Scott, Burch Martin, Gomez Ricardo, Hogwood Patricia 'Devolution, Change and European Union Policy-making in the UK' (2005) Regional Studies Vol 394 pp 465-475

Andrew Scott, Hughes Hallett, Andrew 'Scotland and EMU: Constraints on Policy Discretion in a Globalised Economy' (2003) Scottish Affairs 44-59 Autumn

Andrew Scott, Hughes Hallett, Andrew 'Scotland and European Monetary Union: An Introduction' (2003) Scottish Affairs 3-19 Autumn

Andrew Scott 'The Role of Concordats in the New Governance of Britain' (2001) Edinburgh Law Review Volume 5 No 1

Andrew Scott, P. Hogwood, S. Bulmer, M. Burch 'Devolution and EU Policy Making: The Territorial Challenge' (2000) Public Policy and Administration Vol15 No2 pp81-95

Andrew Scott, Zenon Bankowski, F. Snyder 'Introduction' (1998) European Law Journal


Andrew Scott 'After Barnett, After Calman' in (eds) Radical Scotland: Arguments for Self-Determination (Luath Press, 2011) 63-74

Andrew Scott 'The Political Economy of Enlargement' in Cameron, Fraser (eds) The Future of Europe: Integration and Enlargement (Routledge, 2004) 80-97

Andrew Scott 'Analysing the Democratic Deficit - Methodological Priors' in Weiler, J.H.H., Begg, I., Peterson, J. (eds) Integration in an Expanding European Union: Reassessing the Fundamentals (Blackwell, 2003) 99-102

Andrew Scott 'Europe' in Osmond, J and Jones, B (eds) Birth of Welsh Democracy: the first term of the National Assembly for Wales (Institute for Welsh Affairs, 2003) 275-290

Andrew Scott 'European Business and the Executives' in Andrew Scott, Simon Bulmer, Martin Burch, Patricia Hogwood (eds) British Devolution and European Policy-Making: Transforming Britain into Multi-Level Governance (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002) 33-70

Andrew Scott 'European Monetary Union' in (eds) Western Europe 2002 (Europa Publications, 2002) 23-28

Andrew Scott 'Economic Survey of Western Europe' in (eds) Western Europe 2002 (Europa Publications, 2002) 16-22

Andrew Scott 'Theories of Regional Economic Integration and the Global Economy' in Gower, J. (eds) The European Union Handbook (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2002) 103-116

Andrew Scott 'Legitimacy and Governance Beyond the European Nation State: Conceptualising Governance in the European Union' in Zenon Bankowski, Andrew Scott The European Union and Its Order: The Legal Theory of European Integration (Blackwell Publishers, 1999) pp. 131-148

Andrew Scott 'European Monetary Union and the Economic Impact' in Paul Beaumont, Neil Walker (eds) Legal Framework of the Single European Currency (Hart, 1999) pp.37-57

Andrew Scott 'Economic and Monetary Union in Europe' in Bill Jones (eds) Political Issues in Britain Today (Manchester University Press, 1999) pp.397-417

Zenon Bankowski, Andrew Scott 'The European Union?' in Richard Bellamy (eds) Constitutionalism, Democracy and Sovereignty: American and European Perspectives (Avebury, Aldershot, 1996) pp 77-95

Working Papers

Andrew ScottJeffery, Charlie, 'Scotland's Economy - The Fiscal Debate' (2007) [Download]
Abstract: This paper argues that the debate over a post-Barnett arrangement for financing devolution fails to acknowledge many critical constraints which will impact on the model preferred. The paper calls for a better informed debate, and offers proposals as to how that debate may be tajken forward.

Andrew ScottFabian Zuleeg, 'Clarity and Transparency: Impact of Existing EU Legislation on Business in Member States', Scottish Executive Sub Rosa Discussion Paper (Scottish Executive, 2006) [Download]

Andrew Scott 'The (Missing) Regional Dimension to the Lisbon Process', Scotland Europa Papers, Paper 27 (Scotland Europa, 2005) [Download]

Caitriona A. Carter, Andrew ScottMartin Burch, Patricia Hogwood, Simon Bulmer, Ricardo Gomez, 'Regional Actors and European Policy Making: Lessons for the UK?', Manchester Papers in Politics, MPP 8/2003 (Manchester University, 2003) [Download]

Caitriona A. Carter, Andrew ScottMartin Burch, Patricia Hogwood, Simon Bulmer, Ricardo Gomez, 'Charting Routine and Radical Change: A Discussion Paper', Manchester Papers in Politics, MPP 2/2003 (Manchester University, 2003) [Download]

Caitriona A. Carter, Andrew ScottMartin Burch, Patricia Hogwood, Simon Bulmer, Ricardo Gomez, 'The English Regions and the European Union', Manchester Papers in Politics, MPP 6/2003 (Manchester University, 2003) [Download]

Caitriona A. Carter, Andrew ScottMartin Burch, Patricia Hogwood, Simon Bulmer, Ricardo Gomez, 'European Policy Making in the UK: A Brief History', Manchester Papers in Politics, MPP 7/2003 (Manchester University, 2003) [Download]

Andrew Scott 'Scotland Europa: 10 Years of Networking Scotland in Europe', Scotland Europa Papers, Paper 23 (Scotland Europa, 2002) [Download]

Caitriona A. Carter, Andrew ScottSimon Bulmer, Martin Burch and Patricia Hogwood, 'European Policy-Making Under Devolution: Britain's New Multi-Level Governance', Manchester Papers in Politics, EPRU 1/2001 (Manchester University, 2001)

Papers and Presentations

Andrew Scott 'The (Missing) Regional Dimension to the Lisbon Process' presented at Delivering Lisbon: The Regional Dimension, Brussels, 2005
Abstract: The central argument developed in the paper is that the governance of the LS lacks a structured "regional dimension", and that this omission is a major weakness of the entire process. The resulting weakness is twofold. First, as a matter of achieving the substantive Lisbon objectives within the economic pillar, the absence of a structured regional dimension risks excluding from the strategy a range of sub-state overnments, administrations and economic stakeholders responsible for devising and delivering those economic policies 'locally' which will shape the overall rate of growth of output and employment across the EU. Socio-economic development actually occurs at the local level, yet there is no EU-wide discussion on the best-practice approach to including local economic players within the Lisbon process generally, or the OMC overnance arrangement specifically. Instead, the LS is essentially a "top-down" strategy. Second, the absence of a formal role for local economic governance and stakeholders to be involved in the Lisbon process risks weakening the legitimacy of the venture. The principle of subsidiarity asserts that decisions should be taken as closely to the citizen as possible. This principle is designed not only to ensure that policies are shaped according to differing local circumstances, but also to maximise the involvement of 'local' stakeholders in the setting the objectives and designing the delivery of economic policies. The OMC process which governs the LS makes little or no mention to this principle. This paper focuses entirely on the economic, or "competitiveness" strand of the Lisbon process.

Andrew Scott 'European Monmetary Union - small country perspectives' presented at Sovereignty in the 21st Century - A view from Iceland, Reykjavik, 2002

Andrew Scott 'Constitutional Regions and the European Union' presented at Richard Commission on the Powers and Electoral Arrangements of the NAW, University of Wales at Aberystwyth, 2002

Andrew Scott 'What Role for Regions in Monitoring Subsidiarity - a case for regions as subsidiarity watchdog' presented at A Stronger Role for the Regions in the EU, Joint EPC-ESRC Conference, Brussels, 2002

Andrew Scott 'Devolution and the research agenda for economists' presented at ESRC Devolution and Constitutional Change, University College, London, 2002

Andrew Scott 'UnCharted Waters, A Comment' presented at International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2002

Andrew Scott 'The Democratic Deficit - methodological priors' presented at Reassessing the Fundamentals - Europe after Enlargement, 2002

Andrew Scott 'Scotland Europa after 10 years' presented at Scotland Europa 10th Anniversary Conference, Old College, Edinburgh, 2002