The Constitution Unit


Evolution of British Democracy

In this project, Dr Alan Renwick examines the changing character of democracy in the UK since 1945. The research focuses particularly on the changing roles that institutional structures have given to citizens and on how expectations regarding these roles have gradually shifted over time. It examines discourse particularly in the context of political reform debates, such as those on electoral reform. The research is funded by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation.

The primary output of this project will be a book. Several publications that draw on the research from the project - relating specifically to electoral reform - are already available: