Thorvaldur Gylfason is Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland. He was one of 25 representatives in Iceland‘s Constitutional Council in session from April to July 2011, elected by the nation and appointed by parliament to revise Iceland’s constitution.
Published in: openDemocracyUKIceland shows that a UK constitutional convention should involve politicians as little as possible
The people of Iceland drafted a new constitution. But their parliament has essentially ignored it.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Democracy on ice: a post-mortem of the Icelandic constitution
In spite of clear popular support, Iceland's new crowd-sourced constitution was recently killed by politicians. An...
Published in: HomeIceland: direct democracy in action
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