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This is the full chronological list of Constitution Unit publications.  All are available to download free of charge by clicking on the title which links to a pdf file. If you require a hard copy of any publication please contact constitution@ucl.ac.uk for further details. 

Parliament's Watchdogs: Independence and Accountability of Five Constitutional Regulators

Parliament's Watchdogs: Independence and Accountability of Five Constitutional Regulators

Robert Hazell, Marcial Boo and Zachariah Pullar

(Report 195, July 2022)

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Northern Ireland's Political Future: Challenges After the Assembly Elections: A Discussion Paper

Northern Ireland's Political Future: Challenges After the Assembly Elections: A Discussion Paper

Alan Whysall

(Report 194, May 2022)

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Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK: Second Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project

Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Democracy in the UK: Second Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project

Alan Renwick, Kaela Scott, Meg Russell, James Cleaver, and Frances Osborne

(Report 193, April 2022)

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What Kind of Democracy Do People Want? Results of a Survey of the UK Population: First Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project

What Kind of Democracy Do People Want? Results of a Survey of the UK Population: First Report of the Democracy in the UK after Brexit Project

Alan Renwick, Ben Lauderdale, Meg Russell, and James Cleaver

(Report 192, January 2022)

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

Working Group on Unificaton Referendums on the Island of Ireland: Final Report

(Report 191, May 2021)

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Taking Back Control: Why the House of Commons Should Govern its Own Time

Taking Back Control: Why the House of Commons Should Govern Its Own Time

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

(Report 190, January 2021)

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

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

(Report 189, November 2020) 

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Braking the Law: Is There, and Should There Be, an Executive Veto Over Legislation in the UK Constitution?

Braking the Law: Is There, and Should There Be, an Executive Veto Over Legislation in the UK Constitution?

Paul Evans

(Report 188, October 2020)

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Parliament and Brexit

Parliament and Brexit

UK in a Changing Europe report with Meg Russell as joint editor and contributor

(Report 187, March 2020)

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The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament

The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit Revisited: Questions for the New Parliament

Alan Renwick, Meg Russell, Lisa James, Jess Sargeant

(Report 186, December 2019)

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A Northern Ireland Border Poll

A Northern Ireland Border Poll

Alan Whysall

(Report 185, March 2019) 

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Doing Democracy Better: How Can Information and Discourse in Election and Referendum Campaigns in the UK Be Improved?

Doing Democracy Better: How Can Information and Discourse in Election and Referendum Campaigns in the UK Be Improved?

Alan Renwick, Michela Palese

(Report 184, March 2019) 

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The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit

The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit

Jess Sargeant, Alan Renwick, Meg Russell

(Report 183, October 2018)

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Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

Report of the Independent Commission on Referendums

The Independent Commission on Referendums

(Report 182, July 2018)

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Inaugurating a New Reign: Planning the Accession and Coronation

Inaugurating a New Reign: Planning the Accession and Coronation

Bob Morris

(Report 181, May 2018)

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Swearing in the New King: The Accession Declarations and Coronation Oaths

Swearing in the New King: The Accession Declarations and Coronation Oaths

Robert Hazell and Bob Morris

(Report 180, May 2018)

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Options for an English Parliament

Options for an English Parliament

Meg Russell and Jack Sheldon

(Report 179, March 2018)

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Critical Friends? The Role of Non Executives on Whitehall Boards

Critical Friends? The Role of Non Executives on Whitehall Boards

Robert Hazell, Alan Cogbill, David Owen, Howard Webber and Lucas Chebib

(Report 178, January 2018)

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The Report on the Citizens' Assembly on Brexit

The Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Brexit

Alan Renwick, Sarah Allan, Will Jennings, Rebecca Mckee, Meg Russell, Graham Smith

(Report 177, December 2017)

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The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, Third Edition

The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, Third Edition

Jack Simson Caird, Robert Hazell and Dawn Oliver

(Report 176, November 2017)

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Improving Parliamentary Scrutiny of Public Appointments

Improving Parliamentary Scrutiny of Public Appointments

Robert Hazell, Turan Hursit, Harmish Mehta and Peter Waller

(Report 175, July 2017)

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Blueprint for a UK Constitutional Convention

Blueprint for a UK Constitutional Convention

Alan Renwick and Robert Hazell

(Report 174, June 2017)

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The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?

The Process of Brexit: What Comes Next?

Alan Renwick

(Report 173, January 2017)

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Finding the Good in EVEL: An Evaluation of ‘English Votes for English Laws'

Finding the Good in EVEL: An Evaluation of 'English Votes for English Laws'

Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny

(Report 172, November 2016)

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Judges Keep Out: Off-the-bench Influence on the UK’s Anti-terror Regime

Judges Keep Out: Off-the-bench Influence on the UK's Anti-terror Regime

Anisa Kassamali

(Report 171, October 2016)

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The Queen at 90 The Changing Role of the Monarchy, and Future Challenges

The Queen at 90: The Changing Role of the Monarchy, and Future Challenges

Robert Hazell and Bob Morris

(Report 170, June 2016)

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Forming a Government in the Event of a Hung Parliament: The UK’s Recognition Rules in Comparative Context

Forming a Government in the Event of a Hung Parliament: The UK's Recognition Rules in Comparative Context

Petra Schleiter, Valerie Belu and Robert Hazell

(Report 169, May 2016)

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Democracy Matters: Lessons from the 2015 Citizens' Assemblies on English Devolution

Democracy Matters: Lessons from the 2015 Citizens' Assemblies on English Devolution

Matthew Flinders, Katie Ghose, Will Jennings, Edward Molloy, Brenton Prosser, Alan Renwick, Graham Smith and Paolo Spada

(Report 168, April 2016)

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Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015

Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015

(Report 167, January 2016)

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Supreme, Submissive or Symbiotic? British Courts and the European Court of Human Rights

Supreme, Submissive or Symbiotic? British Courts and the European Court of Human Rights

Roger Masterman

(Report 166, October 2015)

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Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales

Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales

(Report 165. September 2015)

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The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, Second Edition

The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution, Second Edition

Jack Simson Caird, Robert Hazell and Dawn Oliver

(Report 164, August 2015)

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Devolution and the Future of the Union

Devolution and the Future of the Union

Edited by Robert Hazell

(Report 163, April 2015)

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To Codify or Not to Codify: Lessons from Consolidating the United Kingdom’s Constitutional Statutes

To Codify or Not to Codify: Lessons from Consolidating the United Kingdom's Constitutional Statutes

James Melton, Christine Stuart and Daniel Helen

(Report 162, March 2015)

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Enough is Enough: Regulating Prime Ministerial Appointments to the Lords

Enough is Enough: Regulating Prime Ministerial Appointments to the Lords

Meg Russell and Tom Semlyen

(Report 161, February 2015)

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Demystifying Financial Privilege: Does the Commons' Claim of Financial Primacy on Lords Amendments Need Reform?

Demystifying Financial Privilege: Does the Commons' Claim of Financial Primacy on Lords Amendments Need Reform?

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

(Report 160, March 2014)

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The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution

The Constitutional Standards of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution

Jack Simson Caird, Robert Hazell and Dawn Oliver

(Report 159, January 2014)

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Being a Special Adviser

Being a Special Adviser

(Report 158, March 2014)

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Fitting the Bill: Bringing Commons Legislation Committees into Line with Best Practice

Fitting the Bill: Bringing Commons Legislation Committees into Line with Best Practice

Meg Russell, Bob Morris and Phil Larkin

(Report 157, June 2013)

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Making Freedom of Information Requests: A Guide for Academic Researchers

Making Freedom of Information Requests: A Guide for Academic Researchers

Gabrielle Bourke, Ben Worthy and Robert Hazell

(Report 156, July 2012)

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Ben Worthy, Jim Amos, Robert Hazell and Gabrielle Bourke (December 2011)
 
154
Ben Worthy and Gabrielle Bourke (September 2011)
 
153
Meg Russell and Meghan Benton (June 2011)
 
152
Meg Russell, supported by Lord Adonis, Graham Allen MP, Baroness Boothroyd, Lord Butler of Brockwell, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, Lord Dholakia, Baroness D’Souza, Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Robert Hazell, Baroness Jay of Paddington, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Norton of Louth, Donald Shell, Lord Steel of Aikwood, Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, Baroness Williams of Crosby, Lord Woolf, and Tony Wright (April 2011)
 
151
Ben Yong and Robert Hazell (January 2011)
 
150
Robert Hazell (August 2010)
 
149
Robert Hazell (June 2010)
 
148
Robert Hazell (February 2010)
 
147
Robert Hazell, Akash Paun, Mark Chalmers, Dr Ben Yong and Dr Catherine Haddon (December 2009)
 
146
Andrew Tyrie MP, Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt MP and Roger Gough (editor) (July 2009)
 
145 
Jessica Levy (July 2009)
 
144 
Oonagh Gay & Barry K Winetrobe (eds.), in association with the UK Study of Parliament Group (December 2008)
 
143
R.M. Morris (ed.) (March 2008)
 
142
Meg Russell and Akash Paun (October 2007)
 
141
Robert Hazell (June 2007) 
 
140
Meg Russell and Maria Sciara (January 2007)
 
138
Alan Trench (January 2007)
 
137
Lord Wilson of Dinton (December 2006)
 
136
Robert Hazell (May 2006)
 
135
Meg Russell and Akash Paun (eds.) (August 2006)
 
134
Megan Carter and Andrew Bouris (May 2006)
 
133
Frank Cranmer, John Lucas and Bob Morris (April 2006)
 
132
Meg Russell and Maria Sciara (February 2006)
 
130
Robert Hazell (January 2006)
 
129
Robert Hazell (January 2006)
 
128
Meg Russell and Guy Lodge (November 2005)
 
127
Mark Sandford (November 2005)
 
125
Jonathan Bradbury and Meg Russell (May 2005)
 
123
Alan Trench (August 2005)
 
122
Scott Greer and Mark Sandford (September 2005)
 
121
John Woulds, Graham Sutton and Sarah Holsen (March 2005)
 
120
Mark Sandford (February 2005)
 
119
Paul Tyler MP et al. (February 2005)
 
118
John Woulds (December 2004)
 
117
Mark Sandford (December 2004)
 
116
Mark Sandford and Lucinda Maer (February 2004)
 
115b
Jim Amos and Prof Maeve McDonagh (November 2004)
 
115
Jim Amos and Sarah Holsen (October 2004)
 
114
Mark Sandford (August 2004)
 
113
Mark Sandford and Lucinda Maer (June 2004)
 
112
Catherine Bromley, John Curtice and Ben Seyd (June 2004)
 
111
Mark Sandford & Lucinda Maer (June 2004)
 
110
Ben Seyd (March 2004)
 
109
Independent Commission on PR (March 2004)
 
108
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP (March 2004)
 
107
Mark Sandford and Lucinda Maer (January 2004)
 
106
Scott Greer (February 2004)
 
105
Meg Russell and Robert Hazell (November 2003)
 
104
Mark Sandford and Lucinda Maer (November 2003)
 
103
Oonagh Gay and Barry K Winetrobe (April 2003)
 
102
Simon King
 
101
Alan Trench (October 2003)
 
100
Oonagh Gay and Barry K Winetrobe (April 2003)
 
99
Scott Greer and Mark Sandford (February 2003)
 
98
Sir David Steel MSP (February 2003)
 
97
Meredith Cook (August 2003)
 
96
Mark Sandford (October 2002)
 
95
Meredith Cook (September 2002)
 
94
Mark Sandford (September 2002)
 
93
John Woulds (July 2002)
 
92
Mark Sandford (June 2002)
 
91
Oonagh Gay (May 2002)
 
90
Lord Bingham of Cornhill (May 2002)
 
89
Meg Russell, Joni Lovenduski and Mary-Ann Stephenson (May 2002)
 
88
Jeremy Croft (March 2002)
 
87
Ben Seyd (February 2002)
 
86
Robert Hazell (January 2002)
 
85
Rt Hon Robin Cook MP (December 2001)
 
84
Ben Seyd (January 2002)
 
83
Mark Sandford (December 2001)
 
82
Barry K Winetrobe (October 2001)
 
81
Scott Greer and Mark Sandford (November 2001)
 
79
Meg Russell (July 2001)
 
78
Elizabeth Haggett (July 2001)
 
77
Mark Sandford and Paul McQuail (July 2001)
 
76
Andrew le Sueur and Richard Cornes (July 2001)
 
75
Johanne Poirier (June 2001)
 
74
Rick Wilford and Robin Wilson (May 2001)
 
73
Philip Cowley, John Curtice, Stephen Lochone and Ben Seyd (May 2001)
 
72
Andrew le Sueur (May 2001)
 
71
Jim Amos, Dick Baxter, Jeremy Croft and Robert Hazell (March 2001)
 
70
Robert Hazell (May 2001)
 
69
Robert Hazell (March 2001)
 
68
Jo Murkens (February 2001)
 
67
Andrew Kennon (January 2001)
 
66
Robert Hazell (December 2000)
 
65
Lucy Hunter (December 2000)
 
64
Andy Smith and Paul Haywood (August 2000)
 
63
Greg Power (August 2000)
 
62
Lord Alexander of Weedon (June 2000)
 
61
Jeremy Croft (October 2000)
 
60
Meg Russell (June 2000)
 
59
Andrew le Sueur and Richard Cornes (June 2000)
 
58
Various authors (April 2000)
 
57
John Curtice, Ben Seyd, Alison Park and Katarina Thomson (March 2000)
 
56
Jim Amos and Gordon Innes (March 2000)
 
55
Meg Russell and Robert Hazell (February 2000)
 
54
Paul Jervis and William Plowden (eds.) (February 2000)
 
53
Rt Hon Jack Straw MP (October 1999)
 
52
Aisling Reidy (October 1999)
 
51
David Sinclair (September 1999)
 
50
Meg Russell (June 1999)
 
49
Aisling Reidy (June 1999)
 
48
Robert Hazell (June 1999)
 
47
Jim Amos (June 1999)
 
46
Professor David Marquand (May 1999)
 
45
Ben Seyd (June 1999)
 
44
Meg Russell and Aisling Reidy (June 1999)
 
43
Meg Russell (May 1999)
 
42
Richard Cornes (May 1999)
 
41
Janet Lewis-Jones (May 1999)
 
40
Meg Russell (May 1999)
 
39
Meg Russell (May 1999)
 
38
Lord Steyn (May 1999)
 
37

Aisling Reidy (May 1999)

 
36
Meg Russell (February 1999)
 
35
Lord Irvine of Lairg (May 1999)
 
34
Ben Seyd (March 1999)
 
33
Robert Hazell (November 1998)
 
32
David Sinclair (November 1998)
 
31
Clarissa White, Alan Hedges and Ben Seyd (March 1998)
 
30
Robert Hazell (March 1998)
 
29
Meg Russell (November 1998)
 
28
Mads Qvortrup and Robert Hazell (October 1998)
 
27
Richard Cornes (September 1998)
 
26
Dr Charlie Jeffery (July 1998)
 
25
Brendan O'Leary (June 1998)
 
24
Richard Cornes (February 1998)
 
23
Ben Seyd (August 1998)
 
21
Robert Hazell and Paul Jervis (June 1998)
 
20
Ben Seyd (January 1998)
 
19
Robert Hazell (January 1998)
 
18
Ben Seyd (January 1998)
 
17
Robert Hazell and Ben Seyd (January 1998)
 
16
Francesa Klug with Rabinder Singh and Murray Hunt (November 1997)
 
15
Robert Hazell (September 1997)
 
14
Robert Hazell (July 1997)
 
13
Robert Hazell (July 1997)
 
12 


(March 1997) 
 
11 

(March 1997) 

 
10
(March 1997)
 
9
Robert Hazell (January 1997)
 
8
(June 1996) 
 
7
Various members (November 1996)
 
6
Nicole Smith (November 1996)
 
5
Paul McQuail (June 1996)
 
4
Robert Hazell (June 1996)
 
3
Graham Leicester (June 1996)
 
2
Nicole Smith (April 1996)
 
1
Nicole Smith and Katy Donnelly (April 1996)