Our SSHRC-funded project compares how the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have reformed prerogative powers, authorities that belong to the Crown in its own right, as recognized by common law.
Our interdisciplinary research team of political scientists and legal scholars includes:
Philippe Lagassé, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Anne Twomey, University of Sydney Law School
Andrew Banfield, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University
Leonid Sirota, Auckland University of Technology, Law School
Robert Hazell, The Constitution Unit, University College London
Sebastian Payne, Kent Law School, University of Kent
For an overview of the project, see our summary here: Prerogative Reform Project Summary
Here’s a short bibliography on prerogative powers in the Westminster system: Prerogative Bibliography
We will be hosting our first workshop on prerogative power reform on 11 October 2019 at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.