Skip to site navigation

Dr James Melton's Grant on Constitutional Excerpts Project Has Been Awarded

12 March 2013

Congratulations to Dr James Melton on his awarded grant from the Indigo Trust for the Constitutional Excerpts Project.

'The money will pay for the salary of an XML tagger, whose job it will be to cast an expert eye over constitutions from Africa and beyond to identify which parts of which constitutions relate to what. This will make it easier to find and compare constitutional provisions from places as diverse as Australia and Zimbabwe and China and Canada.'

Read more about the project on the Indigo Trust's Blog:

http://indigotrust.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/guest-blog-post-the-constitutional-excerpts-project/#more-3799

Join the Debate

Blog

‘English Votes for English Laws’ —a viable answer to the English Question?

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:00:15 +0000

Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny outline the government’s detailed proposals for introducing EVEL that were published last Thursday. They argue that, while incremental and modest in some respects, the proposals do raise wider points of constitutional principle which suggest English Votes could be the start rather than the end of a much longer process of […]

Read more...

Was the 2015 election the most disproportional ever? It depends how you measure it

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:54 +0000

The 2015 election has been described as both one of the most disproportional elections ever and one of the least. Alan Renwick discusses the notion of electoral disproportionality and weighs up the relative merits of the different indexes that have been developed to measure it. In a report published earlier this month, the Electoral Reform […]

Read more...

The age of the new Parliament

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:05:31 +0000

The 2015 general election saw the election of the youngest MP since 1832. Chrysa Lamprinakou draws on Parliamentary Candidates UK data to highlight the slow but steady downward shift in the age at which MPs start their careers and the variation across parties. In our previous blog, we discussed the new Parliament’s composition in terms of gender […]

Read more...
Mailing List

Connect with us

RSSFlickr

Footer menu