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Research Papers

The Constitution After Coronavirus – discussion paper by Andrew Blick

The constitution after coronavirus Dr. Andrew Blick King's College London; Senior Adviser, The Constitution Society The coronavirus emergency is profound in its constitutional implications. They involve both the immediate response and the … [Read more...] about The Constitution After Coronavirus – discussion paper by Andrew Blick

House of Commons Select Committees & the UK Constitution

Select Committees are a well-established part of the UK's political landscape. This paper by Constitution Society research fellow Lucy Atkinson is based on the qualitative responses from practitioners as well as historical research. The author … [Read more...] about House of Commons Select Committees & the UK Constitution

Entrenchment in the UK: A written constitution by default?

Entrenchment in the UK Constitution - a written constitution by default? It is common in many political systems for some rules – especially those of a constitutional nature – to be afforded a special priority over others of a more regular nature, … [Read more...] about Entrenchment in the UK: A written constitution by default?

Talking to the Guardians: The Constitutional Role of the House of Lords

This research paper focuses on the constitutional role of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom. The paper builds on existing academic research suggesting that the House of Lords performs a specific ‘constitutional guardianship’ role. Based on … [Read more...] about Talking to the Guardians: The Constitutional Role of the House of Lords