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Should Nation‐building be Federalized? Should Nation‐building be Federalized? Reconsidering the Role of Federalism in Normative Political Theory

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is not possible for every community that considers itself to be a nation to have a state of its own. This is not even the preferred option for most national minorities themselves. Rather, most ... More


The United Kingdom as a Union State

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The UK is not a unitary state because it depends on two constitutional contracts — the Acts of Union of 1707 and 1800. Therefore, UK Unionism is not like, for instance, French Jacobinism. The 1707 ... More


THE HIGH NOON OF UNIONISM: 1886–1921

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1886 and 1921. It discusses the continuing link between Union and Empire, the incoherence of Diceyan Unionism, centre-periphery politics, ... More


What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More


Introduction

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The context of the problem. Doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty defined by A. V. Dicey. But Dicey did not believe in it when he really disapproved of something Parliament had done. The Scottish ... More


The English Public Lawyers' Constitution

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Sir Alan Lascelles states the constitution (except the bits we are not allowed to know about) in an anonymous letter ‘The doctrine of parliamentary supremacy since Blackstone’. Bagehot; Dicey; Low; ... More


The Curious Incident of the Guns in the Night Time

Iain Mclean and Tom Lubbock

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Government of Ireland Bill and the Ulster Protestant revolt 1912–14. Bonar Law, Dicey, the Unionist Party, and illegal activity. Curragh ‘mutiny’ 1914. Larne gunrunning 1914.


The Contradictions of Professor Dicey

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Dicey's abandonment of parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law. His partial rediscovery of them 1920.


We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


Conclusion

Raymond Cocks

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the expansion of social legislation in Britain, focusing on the works of Albert Venn Dicey, which have framed the debate about reforming statutes in the sense ... More


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