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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.

Recent Publications

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A Northern Ireland Border Poll

The prospect of a poll in Northern Ireland about Irish unification, provided for in the Good Friday Agreement, is now widely discussed. The report outlines the current state of opinion on a border poll, and the provision in law and the Agreement.

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Doing Democracy Better

Research into how we can improve the quality of information that is available to citizens during election and referendum campaigns and help foster lively, inclusive, and thoughtful debate on the issues that matter to people.

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The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit

A report and series of blogposts examining whether a further Brexit referendum is feasible, what the question could be, how it should be regulated, and when it could take place.