Monarchies remain pivotal parts of several European countries, but how much power does a monarch really have? In a new book, The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy: European Monarchies Compared, edited by Professor Robert Hazell and Dr Bob Morris, contributors from across Europe consider the constitutional and political role of monarchy, its powers and functions, how […]
Dr Tripurdaman Singh, who holds a British Academy Fellowship at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, has just published his new book Sixteen Stormy Days, exploring one of the pivotal events in Indian political history. As India marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of its constitution, we caught up with him to learn more.
Professor Susan Watkins, Leeds Beckett University, reviews The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s eagerly awaited follow-up novel which is set more than 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale.
In the third of a series of scholarly articles marking the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), celebrates the resilience and relevance of this unique ‘family’ of nations.
India completes its seventh decade as an independent nation on 15 August. Assessing its recent history is no simple matter explains James Manor, Emeritus Professor of Commonwealth Studies and expert on Indian politics.
As India gears up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its freedom from British rule on 15 August, PhD student, Rahul Ranjan reflects on the country’s postcolonial record.