Dr Aglae Pizzone is one of the British Academy’s Newton International Fellows.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
The British Academy’s ‘Records of Social and Economic History’ series exists
to publish primary sources that aid the study of social and economic history.
Professor Richard M. Smith FBA, who chairs the editorial committee,
discusses the most recent volumes published in the series.
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.
The British Academy has just published a volume of papers, ‘Free Will and Modern Science’, illustrating the present state of the debate about whether humans have free will. The volume’s editor, Professor Richard Swinburne FBA, discusses some of the issues.