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.
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.
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.
The prospect of a poll in Northern Ireland about Irish unification is now widely discussed. The report - which acts as a background to a BA funded project - outlines the current state of opinion on a border poll, and the provision in law and the Agreement.