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Publications

The Electoral System and British Politics by David Klemperer

This report reconsiders the debate over electoral reform in light of recent developments in British politics. Looking beyond questions of ‘fairness’, it analyses the practical impact of the existing ‘First-Past-the-Post’ electoral system, and … [Read more...] about The Electoral System and British Politics by David Klemperer

How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit? by Michael Kenny

In this paper, Professor Michael Kenny argues the case for a better understanding of the complex system of asymmetric devolution which has been introduced across the UK since the late 1990s. He identifies the demise of an older model of informal and … [Read more...] about How should the UK govern itself in the time of Brexit? by Michael Kenny

Hotel California?: The Continuing Jurisdiction of the CJEU

This Paper explains how, in the context of CJEU jurisdiction after exit day, the respective red-lines of the UK and EU are incompatible with each other. Whereas the UK claims to end CJEU jurisdiction, the EU claims, and has always claimed, final … [Read more...] about Hotel California?: The Continuing Jurisdiction of the CJEU

Relics of Empire or Full Partners of a New Global United Kingdom?

Alastair Sutton presents his new paper considering the impact of Brexit on the UK's Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. The impact of Brexit on nearly 20 diverse UK overseas territories is over-shadowed by the continuing uncertainty of … [Read more...] about Relics of Empire or Full Partners of a New Global United Kingdom?

Devolution, Brexit, and the Sewel Convention

Professor Gordon Anthony presents his new paper considering the role that the Sewel Convention plays under the UK constitution and its relevance to Brexit. The paper discusses how the convention can be understood in terms of competing views about … [Read more...] about Devolution, Brexit, and the Sewel Convention