Category Archives: Reviews

A Tribute to David E. Smith


I experienced a strange and sad serendipity today.

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With Andor, Star Wars Finally Gets Politics Right


The prequel trilogy contained the kernels of several interesting ideas but suffered under George Lucas’s rudimentary understanding of politics. The system of government of the Old Republic infamously makes no sense and combines a random hodgepodge of elements of presidentialism … Continue reading

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My Latest Book Review in the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law


The Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law just published my review of Donald F. Bur’s Laws of the Constitution Consolidated, by the University of Alberta Press. Similar Posts: Who Decides What the Constitution Is and Says? Quebec Modifies the Text of the Constitution Act, 1867 (June … Continue reading

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Cabinet Manuals As Prime Minister’s Manuals: Review of “The Prime Minister’s Constitution”


Nicholas Barry, Narelle Miragliotta, and Zim Nwokora have followed up on their work from 2018 “The Dynamics of Constitutional Conventions in Westminster Democracies” with an article on cabinet manuals entitled “The Prime Minister’s Constitution: Cabinet Rulebooks in Westminster Democracies.” They … Continue reading

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee


  The sixth of February 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne and thus the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen of Canada. Elizabeth II has become the first Sovereign to attain this milestone, and we … Continue reading

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