Search
Generic filters
Filter by Categories
Blog
Economy and Tax - Blog
Education and Healthcare - Blog
Global Britain - Blog
Legal and Constitutional - Blog
Pensions, Benefits and Savings - Blog
Events, Projects and Series
Events
Projects
Upcoming Events and Projects
Featured Blog
Featured Events
Featured Posts
Featured Publications
Featured Series
Highlights
News
Politeia in the News
Publication Archive
Recent Publications
Brexit and Europe - Recent Publications
Economy - Recent Publications
Education and Healthcare - Recent Publications
Energy, Rail and Transport - Recent Publications
Legal and Constitutional - Recent Publications
Pensions, Benefits and Saving - Recent Publications
Series
Uncategorized
Filter by content type
Authors

The Constitution: Parliament, Government and the Judiciary

The Constitution: Parliament, Government and the Judiciary

Wednesday 17th May 2017: In Britain, the institutions on which democracy rests appear to have changed their character. Parliament and its elected MPs often seem overly detached from voters; government seems unaccountable to parliament; the independence of the judiciary is seen to be at risk from over-strong government or what may seem to be judicial activism.

Politeia’s series considers the changing balance of constitutional arrangements and the implications for democratic freedom of the separation of powers. The following questions will be explored:

  • How effectively does the current system work to uphold accountable government and guarantee liberty under the law?
  • What checks and balances are needed to promote good government, individual freedom and institutional accountability?
  • Is government too strong, parliament too weak and the independent judiciary too liable to executive encroachment?

Contributing to the series are specialist speakers from the three institutions (parliament, government and the judiciary), and from the academic, legal and other related professions.

X
X