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Political and constitutional issues for the contemporary Falkland Islands

Clegg, Peter

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Peter Clegg
Dean and Head of School of Social Sciences


Understandably much of the academic literature on the Falkland Islands relates to its relationship with Argentina and the allied territorial dispute, but that can ignore broader and equally important aspects of the Falklands’ political and constitutional lives, which are the feature of this article. The overarching aim is to consider the multi-layered approach to political and constitutional matters, and how they have evolved since the Falklands War in 1982. In particular, the paper considers the Falklands’ constitutional ties with the United Kingdom (UK) as a British Overseas Territory, the overall political relationship between the Falklands and the UK at present, and the internal democratic and political arrangements of the Falklands. The paper argues that although the Falkland Islands' political and constitutional position is strong, there are aspects that need to be reconsidered and reformed.


Clegg, P. (2022). Political and constitutional issues for the contemporary Falkland Islands. Round Table, 111(1), 69-78.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 28, 2022
Online Publication Date Mar 15, 2022
Publication Date Jan 2, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 17, 2022
Publicly Available Date Mar 18, 2022
Journal The Round Table
Print ISSN 0035-8533
Electronic ISSN 1474-029X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 111
Issue 1
Pages 69-78
Keywords Geography, Planning and Development
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Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope:; Published: 2022-03-15


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