The Introduction to this volume warns of an impending global collapse of constitutional democracy, with threats emerging along a number of axes, including weakening foundations of constitutionalism, terrorism and environmental stresses, and ever-increasing policy demands from national populations. Evidence for this pessimistic view is amply provided by my fellow contributors, but the magnetic pull of a unifying narrative can sweep too broadly, obscuring meaningful distinctions. Brexit has been included in this story of global democratic decline.1 In this chapter,...
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