Constitutional Futures: A History of the Next Ten Years

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It will transform the political landscape, in ways which are not yet fully understood; and some of which the government does not intend. This book is a guide to the new political and legal system that will result. The changes will include: greater checks and balances and greater separation of powers; a new territorial politics, with greater competition between the nations and regions of the UK; fragmentation of the party system, and the emergence of more regional political parties; a shift of power from Parliament to the courts, with more litigation against government, and between the new levels of government within the UK; changing concepts of citizenship and democracy; and a more pluralist, consensus-building style of politics with more coalition governments and more minority parties in place of the adversarial two-party system.

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Robert Hazell is Professor of Government and the Constitution and Director of the Constitution Unit in the School of Public Policy, University College, London

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