Presumably the goal of the Constitutional
Assembly Council is to make educated decisions about what the new constitution should look like. Â The Constitutional Council’s website has an ‘extensive database’ (vÃÃ°femt gagnasafn), which is extremely thin on anything having anything to do with how constitutions and political institutions work. Â In addition it barely includes any non-Icelandic material, thus, largely ignoring the fact that there is a lot of literature on political institutions out there. Â So here is a short list of required readings [.pdf]. Â It is not by any means complete – it is more a random list of things that I thought someone writing a constitution should probably read and is, therefore, far from being exhaustive. Â Below are some additional readings (I was too lazy to enter the bibliographic information).
If you have suggestions of readings that should be added to this list, drop me a line: email@example.com