Stretching the constitution : the Brexit shock in historic perspective / Andrew Blick.

Blick, Andrew author.
Oxford, UK : Hart Publishing, 2019.
Hart studies in constitutional law; v. 9.
Hart studies in constitutional law ; volume 9
xi, 359 pages ; 24 cm.
European Union -- Great Britain -- History.
European Union.
Constitutional law -- Great Britain.
Referendum -- Great Britain -- History.
Representative government and representation -- Great Britain -- History.
Legislative bodies -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- History.
LAW / Constitutional.
Constitutional law.
Legislative bodies.
Politics and government.
Representative government and representation.
Great Britain.
86.86 European law.
89.72 international organizations.
"How far did the European Union (EU) referendum result of 23 June 2016 really justify and necessitate the policies executed in response to it? What are the implications of that vote and its prolonged aftermath for the United Kingdom (UK) constitution? What other challenges does our political system face? This book seeks to answer these questions. It considers from a constitutional perspective the way in which the decision to leave the EU was taken and then implemented, discussing in particular the role of Parliament as a legislature and political assembly. It includes a close analysis of the referendum legislation, and relevant parliamentary debates. The author also considers the wider implications of Brexit for a system that has changed substantially in the period since the United Kingdom first joined the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973. Taking into account the expansive implications of Brexit, he considers a variety of aspects of the UK constitution, including referendums, Parliament, devolution and the Union, the Civil Service, and the so-called 'unwritten' constitution, from both an historic and contemporary perspective. The book then assesses other issues that do not arise directly from Brexit but are likely to have implications for the operation of the system, and have a global aspect to them. They include political applications of the Internet and climate change. Finally, the author makes a series of proposals for constitutional and other reforms that will help the UK's democratic system to adapt to its changing environment"-- Provided by publisher.
The constitutional connotations
The basis for the 2016 referendum : law, politics, and the Constitution
Multi-state organisations
Advocating the referendum
Representative democracy : reform and challenge
Programmes for parliament
The territorial constitution
The executive : organisation, power, and constraint
The digital constitution.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-344) and index.
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Online version: Blick, Andrew, author. Stretching the Constitution
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