Societies need truly democratic and clear constitutions which protect the rights of citizens, diver communities and nature itself.
A map of the voting systems used around the world.
The Rights of Nature
Gavin Barker argues that a new constitution for the UK should not just protect human rights, it should also protect the rights of nature.
Challenging the Democratic Deficit
Steve Griffiths examines the Government's proposals for boundary reform and finds they make the current electoral system even more unfair.
Open Letter on Constitutional Reform
The Centre, alongside a wide-ranging alliance of organisations, has written an Open Letter calling for a Citizen's Convention leading to a written constitution.
Inequality is a Constitutional Issue
This article explores the reasons why the UK has become an increasingly unequal society and what we could do to reverse this trend.
UN Declaration of Human Rights
The UN's Declaration is an important starting point for welfare reform. It makes clear the need for clear rights and entitlements and the importance of safeguarding freedom and…
Argument for a profound shift in control towards local communities and the outline of a new strategy for local government.
Constitutional Social Justice
An essay on the possibilities of radical reform within the welfare state.