Professor Pat Thane FBA reports on a British Academy Forum held on 15 June 2010.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 16 (October 2010).
In December 2011, a British Academy Forum discussed the government’s plans to introduce
Individual Electoral Registration in the UK, and to feed in comments and concerns ahead
of the publication of a Bill in early 2012. The British Academy Forum was attended by the
Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Mark Harper MP, and experts from
academia, the media, the civil service, local government and other public sector organisations. In this article, Professor Ron Johnston FBA and Professor Iain McLean FBA examine what this change in the way we register to vote would mean and, in particular, how it would impact on constituency boundaries and the nature of British representative democracy.
On 3 July 2014, the British Academy hosted an invitation-only Policy Forum to discuss the issues of crime and punishment and why we seem to be unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment.