The Evolution of a Constitution
Eight Key Moments in British Constitutional History
By (author) Elizabeth Wicks
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Evolution of a Constitution by Elizabeth Wicks
Book DescriptionThis new work casts light upon the British constitution of today by means of an in-depth consideration of eight key moments in British constitutional history. The historical perspective adopted in this book facilitates an informed and contextual understanding of the intricacies of the contemporary British constitution. Indeed the book is based upon the premise that it is impossible to fully comprehend the nature, content and implications of today's constitution without a firm grasp on how it evolved into its present form. Each of the eight main chapters focuses upon a different event in constitutional history which has contributed certain principles or practices to the modern day constitution, and explains how these principles or practices evolved and highlights their modern day significance. Historical events covered include the 1688 Glorious Revolution, the 1707 Union between England and Scotland, the 1911 Parliament Act and the 1972 European Communities Act.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841134185
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Wicks
Dr Elizabeth Wicks is a Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Birmingham.
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