The Political Constitution Ten Years from Now – Dodo or Phoenix? Implications of the Brexit Referendum

6 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2016

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Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Date Written: October 11, 2016

Abstract

The repercussions from the referendum on June 23rd 2016 have sent shockwaves through the political and constitutional system. The referendum has implications for devolution, the nature of politics in the UK, the long term future of some of the political parties, and indeed the political nature of the constitution itself. The political constitution lacks a single written text or the entrenched provisions that go with it and embraces in many ways flexibility, often thought to give it enormous resilience. The EU referendum has exposed potential fault-lines in the constitutional system.

Keywords: Brexit, Political Constitution, Referendum

Suggested Citation

O'Connell, Rory, The Political Constitution Ten Years from Now – Dodo or Phoenix? Implications of the Brexit Referendum (October 11, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2851199 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2851199

Rory O'Connell (Contact Author)

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

Shore Road
Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

HOME PAGE: http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/

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