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Prof Michael Gordon

Law

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK Constitution: Process, Politics and Democracy (Book - 2015)
  2. Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution? (Journal article - 2016)
  3. The UK's Sovereignty Situation: Brexit, Bewilderment and Beyond … (Journal article - 2016)
  4. Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (Book - 2017)
  5. Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Political Constitution(s): From Griffith to Brexit (Journal article - 2019)
  6. Parliamentary Sovereignty and Constitutional Futures (Chapter - 2020)

2020

Parliamentary Sovereignty and Constitutional Futures (Chapter)

Gordon, M. (2020). Parliamentary Sovereignty and Constitutional Futures. In The Constitution of Social Democracy. Hart Publishing.

2019

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Parliamentary Sovereignty, Continuity and Novelty (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. (2019). The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Parliamentary Sovereignty, Continuity and Novelty. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

The Prime Minister’s obligation to request an extension (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. (2019). The Prime Minister’s obligation to request an extension. The UK in a Changing Europe. Retrieved from https://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-prime-ministers-obligation-to-request-an-extension/

The Prorogation Case and the Political Constitution (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. (2019). The Prorogation Case and the Political Constitution. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

Boris Johnson's Prorogation of Parliament: A Challenge to the UK's Constitutional Democracy (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. (2019). Boris Johnson's Prorogation of Parliament: A Challenge to the UK's Constitutional Democracy. University of Liverpool View. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/

Privacy International, Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Synthetic Constitution (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. (2019). Privacy International, Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Synthetic Constitution. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

Instrumentalism in human rights and the media: Locking out democratic scepticism? (Chapter)

Gordon, M. (2019). Instrumentalism in human rights and the media: Locking out democratic scepticism?. In Human Rights in the Media: Fear and Fetish (pp. 252-271). doi:10.4324/9781315627922

DOI: 10.4324/9781315627922

Constitutional Overload in a Constitutional Democracy: The UK and the Brexit Process (Chapter)

Gordon, M. (2019). Constitutional Overload in a Constitutional Democracy: The UK and the Brexit Process. In Critical Reflections on Constitutional Democracy in the European Union (pp. 63-89). Hart Publishing.

Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Political Constitution(s): From Griffith to Brexit (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2019). Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Political Constitution(s): From Griffith to Brexit. King's Law Journal, 30(1), 125-147. doi:10.1080/09615768.2019.1594614

DOI: 10.1080/09615768.2019.1594614

2018

Constitutional Overload in the UK (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2018). Constitutional Overload in the UK. The UK in a Changing Europe. Retrieved from http://ukandeu.ac.uk/constitutional-overload-in-the-uk/

What happens if Parliament rejects a Brexit deal? (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2018). What happens if Parliament rejects a Brexit deal?. The Conversation UK. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

Brexit: The End of the Beginning (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2018). Brexit: The End of the Beginning. University of Liverpool. Retrieved from https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/06/13/brexit-the-end-of-the-beginning/

Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part II) (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2018). Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part II). UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part I) (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2018). Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Implementation of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Part I). UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

2017

Democratic tensions in decentralised planning - Rhetoric, legislation and reality in England (Journal article)

Sturzaker, J., & Gordon, M. (2017). Democratic tensions in decentralised planning - Rhetoric, legislation and reality in England. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-POLITICS AND SPACE, 35(7), 1324-1339. doi:10.1177/2399654417697316

DOI: 10.1177/2399654417697316

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Briefing Paper (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J., & Dougan, P. (2017). The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Briefing Paper.

How Democratic is the Basic Constitutional Law of the UK? (Chapter)

Gordon, M. J. (n.d.). How Democratic is the Basic Constitutional Law of the UK?. In P. Dunleavy, & R. Taylor (Eds.), The 2017 Audit of UK Democracy (pp. 139-146). Democratic Audit. Retrieved from http://www.democraticaudit.com/

Twenty Years On: Assessing the State and Legacy of New Labour’s Constitution (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J., & Tucker, A. (2017). Twenty Years On: Assessing the State and Legacy of New Labour’s Constitution. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (Book)

Gordon, M. J., & Thompson, W. (2017). Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (12th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brexit: The Relationship between the UK Parliament and the UK Government (Chapter)

Gordon, M. J. (2017). Brexit: The Relationship between the UK Parliament and the UK Government. In The UK After Brexit Legal and Policy Challenges (pp. 15-33). Intersentia.

2016

The UK's Sovereignty Situation: Brexit, Bewilderment and Beyond … (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2016). The UK's Sovereignty Situation: Brexit, Bewilderment and Beyond …. King's Law Journal, 27(3), 333-343. doi:10.1080/09615768.2016.1250465

DOI: 10.1080/09615768.2016.1250465

Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution? (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2016). Brexit: a challenge for the UK constitution, of the UK constitution?. EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REVIEW, 12(3), 409-444. doi:10.1017/S1574019616000341

DOI: 10.1017/S1574019616000341

Brexit: The Constitutional Necessity of an Early General Election (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2016). Brexit: The Constitutional Necessity of an Early General Election. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory (Book Review)

Gordon, M. (2016). Shared Authority: Courts and Legislatures in Legal Theory. MODERN LAW REVIEW, 79(3), 523-529. doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12198

DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12198

The UK’s Sovereignty Uncertainty (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2016). The UK’s Sovereignty Uncertainty. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

2015

Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the European Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of the Inquiry UK Government’s Renegotiation of EU Membership: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Scrutiny. (Report)

Dougan, P. M., & Gordon, M. (n.d.). Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the European Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of the Inquiry UK Government’s Renegotiation of EU Membership: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Scrutiny.: Published at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/european-scrutiny-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/renegotiation-eu-membership/publications/.

The Permanence of Devolution: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Referendum Requirements (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2015). The Permanence of Devolution: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Referendum Requirements. Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum. Retrieved from http://www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org/

The UK's Fundamental Constitutional Principle: Why the UK Parliament Is Still Sovereign and Why It Still Matters (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2015). The UK's Fundamental Constitutional Principle: Why the UK Parliament Is Still Sovereign and Why It Still Matters. King's Law Journal, 26(2), 229-251. doi:10.1080/09615768.2015.1072933

DOI: 10.1080/09615768.2015.1072933

Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK Constitution: Process, Politics and Democracy (Book)

Gordon, M. J. (2015). Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK Constitution: Process, Politics and Democracy (1st ed.). Oxford: Hart. Retrieved from https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/

After the General Election: An EU Referendum and the EU Act? (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2015). After the General Election: An EU Referendum and the EU Act?. UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

2014

Parliament and the Law (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2014). Parliament and the Law. CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, 73(3), 629-632. doi:10.1017/S0008197314000804

DOI: 10.1017/S0008197314000804

'Do We Need a Constitutional Convention for the UK?' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2014). 'Do We Need a Constitutional Convention for the UK?'. Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum. Retrieved from http://www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org/

A Basis for Positivist and Political Public Law: Reconciling Loughlin's Public Law with (Normative) Legal Positivism (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2016). A Basis for Positivist and Political Public Law: Reconciling Loughlin's Public Law with (Normative) Legal Positivism. Jurisprudence, 7(3), 449-477. doi:10.1080/20403313.2015.1065647

DOI: 10.1080/20403313.2015.1065647

Book Review: Parliament and the Law (Journal article)

Gordon, M. J. (2014). Book Review: Parliament and the Law. Cambridge Law Journal, 3(73), TBC.

Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (Book)

Thompson, W. B., & Gordon, M. J. (2014). Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The United Kingdom and the Fiscal Compact: Past and Future (Journal article)

Gordon, M. (2014). The United Kingdom and the Fiscal Compact: Past and Future. EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REVIEW, 10(1), 28-53. doi:10.1017/S1574019614001035

DOI: 10.1017/S1574019614001035

2013

'Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2013). 'Ministerial Responsibility After Huhne'. UK Constitutional Law Group.

'Prince Charles' Correspondence Back in Court: Reflections on R. (Evans) v. Attorney General' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2013). 'Prince Charles' Correspondence Back in Court: Reflections on R. (Evans) v. Attorney General'. UK Constitutional Law Group.

Constitutional Reform under the Coalition Government (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2013). Constitutional Reform under the Coalition Government. Retrieved from http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

2012

Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons for the purposes of the Inquiry Future of the European Union: UK Government Policy. (Report)

Dougan, P. M., & Gordon, M. (n.d.). Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons for the purposes of the Inquiry Future of the European Union: UK Government Policy.: Published at Ev 110 in Foreign Affairs Committee, The Future of the European Union: UK Government Policy (1st Report of Session 2013-2014) Volume II.

'The European Union Act 2011' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2012). 'The European Union Act 2011'. UK Constitutional Law Group. Retrieved from http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

'Time for a Citizens' Assembly on Lords Reform?' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2012). 'Time for a Citizens' Assembly on Lords Reform?'. Retrieved from http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

'What is the Point of Exceptional Circumstances Review?' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2012). 'What is the Point of Exceptional Circumstances Review?'. Retrieved from http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/

The United Kingdom's European Union Act 2011: "Who Won the Bloody War Anyway?" (Journal article)

Gordon, M. J., & Dougan, M. (2012). The United Kingdom's European Union Act 2011: "Who Won the Bloody War Anyway?". European Law Review, 37(1), 3-30.

Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons for the purposes of the Inquiry Possibilities for Reinforcing the Eurozone Following the December European Council. (Report)

Dougan, P. M., & Gordon, M. (n.d.). Written Evidence (joint) submitted to the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons for the purposes of the Inquiry Possibilities for Reinforcing the Eurozone Following the December European Council.: Published at Ev 60 in European Scrutiny Committee, Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance: Impact on the Eurozone and the Rule of Law (62nd Report of Session 2010-2012) Volume I: Report together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence.

2011

'A Modern Shift to Manner and Form: The Preservation of the Doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK Constitution' (Thesis / Dissertation)

Gordon, M. J. (2011). 'A Modern Shift to Manner and Form: The Preservation of the Doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty in the UK Constitution'. (PhD Thesis, University of Manchester).

'The EU Bill is flawed, but could it open up other options for democratic reform?' (Internet publication)

Gordon, M. J. (2011). 'The EU Bill is flawed, but could it open up other options for democratic reform?'. Democratic Audit. Retrieved from http://www.democraticaudit.com/

2009

The Conceptual Foundations of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Reconsidering Jennings and Wade (Journal article)

Gordon, M. J. (2009). The Conceptual Foundations of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Reconsidering Jennings and Wade. Public Law, (Jul (3), 519-543.