What I learned from… Andrew Blick

Blick, A., & Gordon QC, R. (2016). Using the Prerogative for Major Constitutional Change: The United Kingdom Constitution and Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. London: The Constitution Society. This paper was published in 2016. At this time, the UK courts had not yet heard the Gina Miller that eventually showed May could…

What I learned from… Adrian Blau

Blau, A., 2011. Uncertainty and the History of Ideas. History and Theory, 50(3), pp.358-372. Adrian’s interest in this article is to improve the way in which intellectual historians manage the uncertainties associated with their research: Adrian notes two broad types of empirical phenomena faced by intellectual historians: actions and belief. Actions refer to ‘what happened’…

What I learned from… Sarah Birch

Birch, S., 2008. Electoral institutions and popular confidence in electoral processes: A cross-national analysis. Electoral Studies, 27(2), pp.305-320. You know an article is relevant when despite been written almost a decade ago it immediately makes you think of the challenges we face today. I mean, just take a look at the following extract: … electoral…