The English Historical Constitution
Continuity, Change and European Effects
By (author) J. W. F. Allison
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English Historical Constitution by J. W. F. Allison
Book DescriptionThe fundamental legal and institutional changes of recent decades have brought the English constitution into question. Accompanying issues have been the extent to which its traditional character and main features have been changed, lost their former appeal and retained their distinctness in the European Union. These issues are not readily addressed in everyday thinking about a constitution simply conceived as unwritten or in constitutional accounts variously preoccupied with abstract analysis, political accountability or transcendent norms. The English Historical Constitution addresses these issues by developing a historical constitutional approach and thus elaborating on continuity and change in the constitution's main doctrines and institutions. From an English legal perspective, it offers a complement or corrective to analytical, political and normative approaches by reforming an old conception of the historical constitution and of its history, partly obscured and long neglected through the modern analytical preoccupation with its law as an abstract scheme of rules, principles and practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521878142
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Law of the Constitution, Hardback (October 2013)
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English Historical Constitution, Paperback (October 2007)
Allison employs an historical constitutional approach to assess doctrines and institutions in English constitutional law.
Continental Distinction in the Common Law, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by J. W. F. Allison
This work is an historical and comparative analysis of the emergence of English Public law as a distinct branch of law to govern the state. It explains persistent problems and considers potential reforms by contrasting the development of the innovative and influential French system of public law.
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Author Biography - J. W. F. Allison
John Allison is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.
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