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The British Constitution’s failure to manage existential risk: back to basics

Kershaw, David (2016) The British Constitution’s failure to manage existential risk: back to basics. LSE Brexit (08 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Brexit comes at a precarious time for the UK – with an ineffective Opposition, continuing calls for Scottish independence and a referendum result that gives no guidance on what kind of exit the British people want. In the second part of a lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt on 23 November, David Kershaw warns that the UK’s constitutional arrangements, unlike those of most European countries, provide a relatively open door to populist drivers for radical change. Given the risks associated with Brexit, much weight is accordingly placed on the representative function of the Commons – but there is concern that the reliance on direct democracy has undermined it. If the Commons fails to perform this role then the Lords must do so.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 24 May 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72904

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