Making a 21st Century Constitution

Playing Fair in Modern Democracies

Frank Vibert, Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Government, London School of Economics, UK

Democratic constitutions are increasingly unfit for purpose with governments facing increased pressures from populists and distrust from citizens. The only way to truly solve these problems is through reform. Within this important book, Frank Vibert sets out the key challenges to reform, the ways in which constitutions should be revitalised and provides the standards against which reform should be measured.

‘In Making a 21st Century Constitution: Playing Fair in Modern Democracies, Frank Vibert explores the current state of constitutions, outlining why they have become outdated and suggesting ways in which they can be reworked to better meet the needs of democracies today. While readers may not agree with all of the book’s arguments, it provides interesting insight into how constitutions can overcome their democratic weaknesses and is a welcome addition to this increasing body of scholarship.’
– Elyse Wakelin, LSE Review of Books

2018 336 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 804 0 £100.00 £90.00 $145.00 $130.50

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