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Constitutions and Constitution-Making

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While much of the work of the Constitution Unit focuses on particular parts of the institutional structure of politics, some issues cut across those points and relate to constitutional structures – and the mechanisms through which those structures change – in the round.

Several of the Unit’s earliest reports looked at constitutional reform across a broad canvas, as did two large-scale exercises in constitutional forecasting: Constitutional Futures and Constitutional Futures Revisited as well as work comparing constitutions internationally. More recently, our research has focused on ways of engaging citizens in discussions of constitutional matters.

Research 

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Democracy in the UK after Brexit

A project using surveys and a citizens’ assembly to examine public attitudes to democracy in the UK today

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Designing a Constitutional Convention

Research into the form that a constitutional convention might best take.