V8. Constitutional Amendment
Although other countries generally require special majorities, popular referendums or other safeguards to ensure that the constitution remains protected from day‐to‐day partisan manipulation, the constitution of the United Kingdom is notable due to the absence of these auxiliary precautions. New Labour did little to dilute their capacity in terms of constitutional amendment.
Keywords: constitutional amendment, referendums, thresholds, direct democracy, anti‐majoritarian institutions, special majorities, auxiliary precautions, constitutional rigidity, constitutional flexibility
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