Resources, Links and Reading List


Constitutional Proposals for an Independent Scotland

Draft Constitution for Scotland, prepared by the Scottish Provisional Constituent Assembly (1962)

‘A Model Constitution for Scotland’, prepared on behalf of the Constitutional Commission (2011)

‘A Constitutional Platform’ – a proposal for a minimal ‘Interim Constitution’ for Sctoland, prepared by the Constitutional Commission (2014)



Other Constitutional Texts (real, imagined, historical, disputed)

Constitution of Rhodesia (1965)

Proposed Constitution for the UK (developed by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the House of Commons, 2015).

Catalan Declaration (unofficial English translation)    (Original Catalan text)

Catalan Transition Law (interim constitution) (unofficial English translation) 

Un projet de Constitution pour un Québec souverain

Constitution for ‘Ruritania’ (a thought experiment in anti-oligarchic constitutionalism). 

Example of a Constitution for an English Republic


Recommended Reading on Subjects Relevant to this Blog

Brack, Grayson & Howarth (Eds.) (2009), Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism in the 21st Century.

Hobhouse, L. T. (1911), Liberalism.

Honohan, I. (2002), Civic Republicanism.

Jefferson, T. (1776), Draft Constitution for Virginia.

Lijphart, A. (1999), Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries.

Mill, J. S. (1861), Considerations on Representative Government.

Paine, T. (1791), The Rights of Man.

Pettit, P. (1997), Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government.

Porritt, J. (1985), Seeing Green: the Politics of Ecology Explained. 

Schumacher, E. F.  (1973), Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.

Sunstein, C. (2006), The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever.

Viroli, M. (2002), Republicanism.

Wallis, J. (2008), Seven Ways to Change the World: Reviving Faith and Politics.

White & Leighton (Eds.) (2008), Building a Citizen Society: The Emerging Politics of Republican Democracy.

Woodhouse, A. S. P. (Ed.) (1951), Puritanism and Liberty: Being the Army Debates 1647-9 from the Clark Manuscripts with Supplementary Documents.

Religion Links

Christian Universalist Association

Progressive Christian Alliance