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The Constitution Unit conducts timely, rigorous, independent research into constitutional change and the reform of political institutions. Our research has significant real-world impact, informing policy-makers engaged in such changes - both in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Taking back control front cover

Why the House of Commons Should Govern its Own TIme

Compared to many other parliaments, the UK House of Commons is highly executive-dominated. This report addresses why MPs lack control of their own institution, what problems this causes, and what should be done.

Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland: Interim Report

Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland

The interim report by the Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland explores how any future referendum on Northern Ireland's constitutional status would best be designed and conducted.

European Monarchies Compared

The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy

Examining and comparing eight European monarchies, this book considers the constitutional and political role of monarchy,  how it is regulated, the laws of succession and royal finances, relations with the media, the popularity of the monarchy and why it endures.