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Centre for Global Constitutionalism

The Centre for Global Constitutionalism (CGC) provides an institutional home for the exploration of constitutionalism at the national, regional, and global levels. The Centre’s programmes, projects, and people are oriented toward the clarification and consolidation of constitutionalism as a political project.




The Centre grew out of previously exisiting programmes at the University of St Andrews - notably the Rethinking the Rules project and the Wilson Programme in Constitutional Studies. These programmes have been combined into a single Centre designed to house various initiatives and bring together scholars and policy analysts from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, to expand its regional and conceptual range. The Centre draws upon expertise in the disciplines of law, history, international relations, philosophy, regional studies and religion, making it a site for interdisciplinary work focused on the diverse ways in which constitutionalism shapes the global political order.