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Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Geoffrey Marshall

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Britain and other commonwealth countries, it is convention rather than law that determines many crucial questions of government behavior. This timely volume examines these major conventions and ... More


The Doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter, collective responsibility is first discussed by illustrating the three traditional branches of the collective responsibility convention: the confidence rule, the unanimity rule, and ... More


The Conventions of Accountability: Recent Developments

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Recent growths on the conventions of accountability are explored in this chapter. With regards to the Queen and Ministerial advice, the Queen's actions are no longer exclusively under the influence ... More


Legal Responses to Torture

Matthew H. Kramer

in Torture and Moral Integrity: A Philosophical Enquiry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714200
eISBN:
9780191782664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714200.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores how legal systems should respond to the perpetration of torture by public officials or private individuals. It begins with a lengthy critique of Alan Dershowitz's proposal for ... More


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