Closed curtains at the palace
James Gray looks at attempts to let the Freedom of Information Act shine a light on the royals

Royal toast
Donald Morrison takes a look at alternative approaches to the royal wedding

Heading the state
Andrew Blick explores the constitutional role of the monarch - and how we could ditch it

AV: Yes or no?
Hilary Wainwright and Kevin Blowe debate the alternative vote

The party isn’t over
'When the bad combine, the good must associate,' wrote the arch-individualist Edmund Burke. David Beetham considers the continuing need for a political party of the left

A new zeitgeist on rights
The Convention on Modern Liberty inspired a huge surge of energy around civil liberties, says Stuart Weir. Human rights campaigners could be on the verge of a historic breakthrough