The constitutional relationships between the Channel Islands and the United Kingdom are naturally of critial importance to Islanders. But they are also of a wider interest. Devolution in the UK has unleashed powerful forces in terms of Scottish aspirations for independence. A recognition by Islanders that their constitutional relationship with the UK is not set in stone is beginning to grow. Sovereignty, a inconceivable notion 20 years ago, is now more generally regarded as an option worth of study, It is to be hoped that this book will inform the debate.