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Reinventing the Constitution: Can the State Survive?

Hazell, R; (1999) Reinventing the Constitution: Can the State Survive? Public Law , Spring pp. 84-103.

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Looking ahead is the theme of this article. It begins by discussing the eleven constitutional Bills introduced by the new Labour government in its first parliamentary session, and then analyses what the new constitutional settlement will look like in five or ten years’ time. By legislating, what forces have the Government unleashed? These changes are irreversible, and reshape the British Isles into a form of quasi-federalism which include a formal division of legislative power, the creation of a new constitutional court, the introduction of formal machinery to handle intergovernmental relations, and a dual national identity, sharpened in the devolved regions.

Type: Article
Title: Reinventing the Constitution: Can the State Survive?
Keywords: constitution, State
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/113622
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