UK Constitutional Law Association

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Tom Quinn: Mandates, Manifestos & Coalitions: UK Party Politics after 2010

One of the most important assumptions underlying this view of British politics since 1945 was that governments were given mandates by voters in elections. That followed from the fact that … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Nick Barber: Does China Enjoy Greater Legitimacy Than Any Western State?

I was listening to the radio a little while ago, and heard Martin Jacques talking about China.  I listened with renewed concentration.  Jacques was formerly editor of Marxism Today, so … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jeff King: Down with Pirates

In this post, I argue against protest voting for fringe parties that mock the conventional party systems.  To some it may look liberal and progressive, but it in fact offers … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

Mike Gordon: Time for a Citizens’ Assembly on Lords Reform?

After the collapse of the coalition government’s House of Lords Reform Bill in August, the UK Parliament’s upper chamber remains resolutely unreformed.  The substance of this most recent attempt to … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Conor Gearty: Liberty and Security

The contemporary discussion about secret trials in the UK echoes earlier controversies about TPIMs, control orders, detention without charge, special advocates, the use of torture – the list seems depressingly … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments
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