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Conceptualising crisis, UK pluri-constitutionalism and Brexit politics

Wincott, Daniel ORCID:, Davies, Gregory and Wager, Alan 2021. Conceptualising crisis, UK pluri-constitutionalism and Brexit politics. Regional Studies 55 (9) , pp. 1528-1537. 10.1080/00343404.2020.1805423

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Has Brexit has triggered a constitutional crisis? Crisis is one of a family of concepts, including tipping points, catastrophic equilibrium and failure, identifying it as a decisive moment for overcoming contradictions and ambiguities. Across multiple UK levels – the whole state, constituent nations and different legal jurisdictions – even in ‘normal times’ the constitution has been marked by both a dominant ‘Anglo-British imaginary and territorial ambiguities. Drawn into political debate, these ambiguities became sources of basic constitutional instability during Theresa May’s premiership. Although May avoided full-blown constitutional crisis, one may yet come. Equally, she did oversee basic constitutional change, not necessarily in the form of crisis. Brexit, Crisis, UK constitution, pluri-constitutionalism, Anglo-British imaginary, devolution

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0034-3404
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 September 2020
Date of Acceptance: 8 July 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:14

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