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, most recently 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. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Drew Scott was Lecturer in Economics at Heriot-Watt University. His current research includes the impact of devolution on the UK's European policy-process, and problems of economic policy coordination in a devolved UK. 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.
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.
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
Andrew Scott, Burch Martin, Gomez Ricardo, Hogwood Patricia 'Devolution, Change and European Union Policy-making in the UK' (2005) Regional Studies Vol 39.4 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 Vol.15, No.2, pp.81-95
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 Scott 'The (Missing) Regional Dimension to the Lisbon Process', Scotland Europa Papers, Paper 27 (Scotland Europa, 2005)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Andrew Scott 'Scotland Europa: 10 Years of Networking Scotland in Europe', Scotland Europa Papers, Paper 23 (Scotland Europa, 2002)
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
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