Profile: Gerry Hassan

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Dr Gerry Hassan is a writer, commentator and academic on Scottish and UK politics and society.

He has written and edited over two dozen books on Scotland, the UK, and the future of society, politics and ideas including Scotland the Brave? Twenty Years of Change and the Future of the Nation (Luath Press), The Story of the Scottish Parliament: The First Two Decades Explained (Edinburgh University Press), The Strange Death of Labour Scotland (Edinburgh University Press) and Caledonian Dreaming: The Quest for a Different Scotland (Luath Press).

His writing and research can be found at:

Latest articles from Gerry Hassan

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER  10:   "Yes" and "No" voters protest as John Prescott and Alistair Darling join the Scottish Labour Battle Bus on Rutherglen main street on September 10, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. The three UK party
The best Keir Starmer’s party can do is hope is to deprive the Tories of a majority at the next election
Gordon Brown remains an important figure in the Labour Party
Keir Starmer’s leadership is openly being questioned across the party
One thing we can say with certainty is that independence is a live issue
The Tory Elections Bill is a full-fronted attack on the fabric of what passes for democracy
Scotland’s enduring problem with a minority of  anti-Catholic bigots manifests itself in football
Military elites are meant to learn from successive conflicts, but this has not been the case in Afghanistan and Iraq
Yes campaigners drive through George Square during the final day of campaigning for the Scottish referendum in 2014
Montage by Larraine Rowney