- Andrew Le Sueur, Andrew Le SueurProfessor of Constitutional Justice, University of Essex
- Maurice SunkinMaurice SunkinProfessor of Public Law and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Essex
- and Jo Eric Khushal MurkensJo Eric Khushal MurkensAssociate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
This introduction examines the ideas of constitutions as a text of fundamental importance, setting out how a country should be governed, and as a system of government. Also explored is the question why the United Kingdom has not adopted a codified constitution and the consequences of this.