A Constitution for the Common Good

Strengthening Democracy in a Disunited Kingdom

By W Elliot Bulmer

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Providing a recent history of the Scottish Government's Constitutional Policy since 2011, Bulmer asks what exactly is the ‘common good' and what type of constitution would serve it, while also addressing questions of poverty, wealth, inequality and democracy.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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W ELLIOT BULMER graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000. He joined the Royal Navy as a Logistics Officer and spent six months leading a special operations (PSYOPS) team in Iraq. On leaving the Navy in 2006 he embarked on postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow, focusing on constitutional design, while teaching undergraduate courses in comparative politics, history of political thought and nationalism. In addition to his research he has since been involved in the Constitutional Commission, of where he was Research Director. Bulmer is now working for the Constitution Building Processes Global Programme at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, splitting his time between living in Scotland and The Hague, Netherlands.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 15 Oct 2015
ISBN 9781910021743
Number of Pages 325

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