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)

A ‘Provisional Constitution’ proposed as part of a two-stage constitutional process (2017)


Constitutional Texts of Other Nations

Constitution of Rhodesia (1965)

Other Proposed, Imaginary or Hypothetical Constitutions

A template Constitution for ‘Ruritania’ (a thought experiment). 

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