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Constitutions: writing nations, reading difference

Constitutions: writing nations, reading difference

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD3989

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Judith Pryor
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Abingdon [England] ; New York : Birkbeck Law Press, 2008
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/constitutions-writing-nations-reading-difference/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

VIII, 245 pages ; 24 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Constitutions: writing nations, reading difference is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Judith Pryor.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 14 editions
  • First edition Date: 2007
  • Last edition Date: 2008
  • General Notes: Includes New Zealand content.
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3989
  • Dewey Code: 342.4102
  • ISBN: 0415431921 041543193X 0203940636 9780415431927 9780415431934 9780203940631 9780415431927 9780415431934 9780203940631 0415431921 041543193X
  • OCLC: 85623856

Main Contents

Introduction
Theorising constitutional texts
'In the name of God and of the dead generations' : proclaiming the Irish Republic
'The treaty always speaks' : reading the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi
'Fracturing the skeleton' of the law : the Mabo decision and the re-constitution of Australia
Conjuring spectres : locating the constitution of Britain in its post-imperial moment
Conclusion : re-reading constitutional texts.

Summary Note

Bringing a postcolonial perspective to UK constitutional debates and including comparative engagement with the constitutions of Britain's ex-colonies, this book offers a reflection upon the relationship between the written and the unwritten constitution. It is useful for students of the philosophy of law, political theory and jurisprudence. '''

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements iii
1. Introduction. Constitutions: Writing Nations, Reading Difference 1
2. Theorising Constitutional Texts 28
3. 'In the Name of God and of the Dead Generations': Proclaiming the Irish Republic 64
4. 'The Treaty Always Speaks': Reading the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi 119
5. 'Fracturing the Skeleton' of the Law: The Mabo Decision and the Re-Constitution of Australia 177
6. Conjuring Spectres: Location in the Constitution of Britain in its Post-Imperial
Moment 233
7. Re-reading Constitutional Texts 292
Endnotes 298
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