UK Constitutional Law Association

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Philip Allott: The Problem of Direct Democracy: Brexit and the Tyranny of the Majority

The Brexit process has been a major event in British constitutional history, and in the history of constitutionalism in general.  It originated in the positions taken by two Prime Ministers.  … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 15 Comments

Leah Trueblood: More Good Days for Democracy: The Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

At the beginning of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville writes that in studying democracy its “…Faults strike one at first approach, but its qualities are only discovered at length.” The … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

Lea Raible and Leah Trueblood: The Swiss System of Referendums and the Impossibility of Direct Democracy

The referendums in the United Kingdom of 2011, 2014, and 2016 have sparked a debate about the merits of direct democracy. In this debate references to the system of referendums … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment