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Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

W. Elliot Bulmer


This book considers what Britain might learn from Westminster-derived constitutions around the world. The book begins by identifying the deep constitutional crisis of the British body-politic and attempts to introduce a remedy in the form of new constitutional settlement founded upon a written constitution. It explains that the 'unwritten constitution', which grew up over the centuries from a hotchpotch of statutes, judicial decisions, disputed conventions, and traditions has reached the end of its useful life. The book emphasizes the revival of the British democracy through a written constitu ... More

Keywords: Westminster Model constitutions, democracy, human rights, good government, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529200621
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Elliot Bulmer, author
University of Dundee