Justin Trudeau has been in power for almost a decade, achieving some of his objectives and stalling on others. What will be his legacy, and is constitutional reform in the cards in the next two years?
Two conditions enable courts to take the risk of nullifying the elections of ruling party candidates.
Having little political power has long been what has given the Swedish royal family its continued cultural and political relevance in modern times.
Tanzania’s six-year ban on political rallies shows how the president’s power can override the constitution.
Gordon Brown’s proposed elected upper chamber could protect plans to decentralise power, but it’s arguably not in the Labour party’s interest to introduce one.
Gordon Brown’s proposals include hefty devolution and House of Lords reform but one change that could have the biggest impact is nowhere to be seen.
Australia needs a set of clear numeric targets entrenched in our highest laws, namely our constitutions. Constitutions spell out our most sacrosanct commitments. They are hard to budge once enacted.
Putting the Voice to Parliament in the constitution is not only workable within Australia’s parliamentary system, it is key to its success.
Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
Last month, the government published the Indigenous Voice co-design final report. However, ways to ensure First Nations self-determination remain lacking in the strategy.
There has been a clear trend since the 1980s towards more favourable public attitudes on Indigenous issues. The reason? A better-educated citizenry.
The purpose of a constitutional dismemberment is to unmake and remake the constitution.
Despite the relative political stability over the years, Tanzania needs a new constitution to address contemporary challenges and strengthen institutions.
Appointing ministers who aren’t MPs or lords would weaken parliament’s ability to hold the government to account.
A public consultation process sought feedback on design options for the Indigenous Voice to parliament. Our analysis shows the findings of these sessions.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
Our findings suggest that it is time to take Kenyan youth seriously as politically important actors.
There are many ideas on how Indigenous recognition can be achieved in line with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We need to keep exploring them until we find one that will work.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
First, change the constitution. Then, negotiate the detailed design of the First Nations voice to parliament: this is the only way to bring about meaningful reform.