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Reshaping the British constitution: essays in political interpretation

Reshaping the British constitution: essays in political interpretation

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Nevil Johnson
  • Biografical Information: Nevil Johnson is an Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where from 1969 to 1996 he was a Reader in the Comparative Study of Institutions in the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow. The early years of his career were spent in the administrative class of the Civil Service. From 1966 to 1981 he edited the journal Public Administration, from 1981 to 1987 he was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council and he served as a part-time Civil Service Commissioner from 1982 to 1985. He has twice held VIsiting professorships in Germany and has many publications to his credit, including In Search of the Constitution: Reflections on State and Society in Britain (1977) and State and Government in the Federal Republic of Germany (1982).
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/reshaping-the-british-constitution-essays-in-political-interpretation/ (Stable identifier)

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XII, 324 pages ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Reshaping the British constitution: essays in political interpretation is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Nevil Johnson.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 7 editions
  • First edition Date: 2004
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3938
  • Dewey Code: 342.41029
  • ISBN: 0333946197 9780333946190 0333946200 9780333946206
  • OCLC: 55800934

Main Contents

1. Constitutions and constitutionalism
2. Foundations and principles
3. Institutional pluralism and subsidiarity
4. Symbols of unity : monarchy and religious establishment
5. A parliamentary government : the executive power
6. Parliament : the foundation of legitimacy
7. The judiciary in the constitution
8. The customary constitution in the melting-pot
9. Institutional innovation : devolution and decentralisation
10. Reform at the centre : the primacy of politics
11. Human rights and the reinforcement of the judiciary
12. The European Union : towards a European constitution
13. Beyond custom and tradition : the politics of 'what works'.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
PART I: THE UNDERPINNINGS OF THE CUSTOMARY CONSTITUTION
Constitutions and Constitutionalism
Foundations and Principles
Institutional Pluralism and Subsidiarity
PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES UNDER THE CUSTOMARY CONSTITUTION
Symbols of Unity: Monarchy and Religious Establishment
A Parliamentary Government: the Executive Power
The Foundations of Legitimacy: Parliament
The Judiciary in the Constitution
PART III: RESHAPING THE CONSTITUTION
The Customary Constitution in the Melting-pot
Institutional Innovation: Devolution and Decentralisation
Reform at the Centre: the Primacy of Politics
Human Rights and Reinforcement of the Judiciary
Constitutional Consequences of Membership of the European Union
Beyond Custom and Tradition: the Politics of Pragmatic Adaptation

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