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This week’s event announcement is below.
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in association with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford invites you to:
A Twenty-First Century Constitution for the UK
Frank Vibert, LSE and former World Bank Advisor, sets out a radical set of proposals for a UK Constitution
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD
5.30pm, Tuesday 6 March 2018
In this lecture, Frank Vibert (Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE Department of Government) will set out the case of his forthcoming book, Making a 21st Century Constitution: that constitutions no longer provide the kind of support needed by democracies confronted by the complex social and political conditions of the modern day.
He will apply his principles for twenty-first century constitution-making to the UK, in order to consider how a fully written UK constitution might best be framed. In doing so, he will offer a more radical and extensive set of proposals to those outlined in a 2017 lecture by A.C. Grayling, who spoke in favour of a written constitution to address particular problems such as the codification of more stringent rules for referendums.
Frank Vibert is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, and a former Senior Fellow of UNU/WIDER and Senior Advisor at the World Bank.