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Dis-United Kingdom? Constitutional Choices After Brexit

When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Peston Lecture Theatre, Mile End

This lecture explored the basic constitutional choices confronting post‐Brexit Britain, emphasising dilemmas generated by Irish, Scottish, and Welsh demands for home rule. It argued that only a specially elected Constitutional Convention, independent of Parliament, has the capacity and legitimacy to hammer out a written constitution that tries to resolve these dilemmas in a serious way.

About the speaker

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, and the author of eighteen books that have had an extensive influence in political philosophy, constitutional law, and public policy. His major works include Social Justice in the Liberal State and his multi-volume constitutional history, We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution (2014) and The Decline and Fall of the American Republic (2010).

A version of this lecture has now been published in Political Quarterly.

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