Reforming the United Kingdom Constitution: Law, Convention, Soft Law

@article{Mcharg2008ReformingTU,
  title={Reforming the United Kingdom Constitution: Law, Convention, Soft Law},
  author={A. Mcharg},
  journal={Modern Law Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={71},
  pages={853-877}
}
  • A. Mcharg
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Modern Law Review
The Governance of Britain Green Paper continues the programme of constitutional reform begun in 1997, and appears to reinforce the juridification of the UK's constitution. Nevertheless, several key reforms will be implemented not by legislation, but by creating new conventions. This article argues that such declared conventions are best understood as a form of constitutional soft law, which attempt to influence constitutional behaviour rather than generating binding norms. Applying a regulatory… Expand
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