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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.
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.

Parliament and Brexit report

Parliament and Brexit

Published jointly with the UK in a Changing Europe, this report analyses parliament’s role in the Brexit process to date, and asks what changes may be needed to ensure that parliament is ready for phase two of the negotiations and beyond.