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The Codified Constitution

Adrian Vermeule

in Law and the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195383768
eISBN:
9780199855391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383768.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This concluding chapter argues that constitutional law can and should move from the common-law constitution to the codified constitution. This shift would have two principal components—one ... More


British Constitutionalism

T. R. S. Allan

in Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259916
eISBN:
9780191682025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259916.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Dicey's dogmatic distinction between law and convention, for all its continuing influence on public lawyers, is only another manifestation of the positivist outlook responsible for the rule of ... More


The Unwritten Constitution as a Legal Concept

Mark D. Walters

in Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198754527
eISBN:
9780191816161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754527.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter, the author argues for the idea of the unwritten constitution as a legal concept that conditions or explains constitutions generally—an idea essential for the ideal of ... More


Democracy, Fundamental Rights, and Common Law

T. R. S. Allan

in The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199685066
eISBN:
9780191765353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685066.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

A study of the Bancoult cases provides a framework for reflection on interconnected questions of fundamental rights, judicial review, justiciability, and deference. This chapter explains how the ... More


Legislative Supremacy and the Rule of Law

T. R. S. Allan

in The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199685066
eISBN:
9780191765353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685066.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

Legislative supremacy and the rule of law are interdependent doctrines of the common law constitution, reconciling the demands of democracy and legality. While granting Parliament's status as ... More


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