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Constitutional Reform: The Labout Government's Constitutional Reform Agenda
Constitutional Reform The Labout Government's Constitutional Reform Agenda Author:Robert Blackburn and Raymond Plant (editors) Paperback-original symposium volume. The Labour Government's program of constitutional reform represents one of the most ambitious political initiatives this century, and its results are likely to transform the United Kingdom's system of government. Providing an authoritative and comprehensive account of these plans and the thinking and debate... more »s that surround them, this volume covers the following:
* constitutional changes now or shortly being implemented by the government, such as the Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly, the Northern Ireland agreement, human rights reform, modernisation of House of Commons procedures, the regulation of political party funding, reform of the House of Lords, and freedom of information.
* longer-term measures and objectives under consideration, such as proportional representation, modernisation of the monarchy, English regional assemblies, accountability in national security, reform of the judiciary and legal system, a home-grown Bill of Rights, and extending democracy within the institutions of the European Union.
The book is edited by two of the UK's leading constitutional commentators, with a team of contributors recognised as experts on their individual subjects. It represents a key contribution to the debate on Labour's constitutional agenda, and will be essential reading for anybody concerned with the wider political and legal implications of this programme.« less