2. Aug, 2012

Hreint borð/Clean Slate

This is my eighth volume of essays in Icelandic, published in August 2012 in time for the national referendum that the Icelandic parliament held on 20 October 2012 on the constitutional bill prepared in 2011 by the Constitutional Council of which I was a member, elected by the nation and subsequently appointed by parliament, and delivered to parliament 29 July 2011.

The 69 essays in the collection deal with constitutional matters from many different angles. For the story in English, see my papers “From collapse to constitution: The case of Iceland” and “Constitutions: Send in the Crowds“.

The book is 150 pages. Poet Kristján Hreinsson writes a foreword. Artist Vignir Jóhannsson painted the cover illustration.