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Three Constitutional Crises

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The three constitutional crises examined are that caused by the rejection by the House of Lords of Lloyd George's `People's Budget’ of 1909; that caused by the Home Rule Act of 1914; and the ... More


Monarchs

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/9780199546954.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Purpose of a head of state. Executive and non‐executive heads of state in some democratic constitutions. Australian constitutional crisis 1975. Sir David Smith fails to wake the Queen's Private ... More


The Monarchy and the Constitution

Vernon Bogdanor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Seeks to answer the question `How does monarchy function in a modern democracy?’ Since the British Constitution is so heavily dependent upon history, the question can only be answered historically. ... More


Lloyd George: Supreme Tactician and Ambitious Strategist

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first of two case studies of Lloyd George. Discusses his successes at widening the social base of the Liberal Party and at provoking the House of Lords into fighting and losing the constitutional ... More


From Independence to 1969

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Malaysia and Pakistan were created from the rump of British colonialism in India and Southeast Asia. Both states lacked national identity or a unified polity that preceded independence. Both ... More


How Constitutions Work

Mark A. Graber

in A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199943883
eISBN:
9780199369799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943883.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutions work by constraining, constructing, and constituting politics. Constitutions constrain politics when citizens and governing officials subordinate their policy preferences to ... More


The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... More


Constitutional Crisis, 1782–1784

L. G. Mitchell

in Charles James Fox

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201045
eISBN:
9780191674815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201045.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The constitutional crisis of 1782–4 was the determining experience in Fox's political career. It would become the terms of reference against which future decisions were taken. Fox was personally ... More


Politics and Pity

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the years 1678–1735, which coincided with the constitutional crises of the 1670s and 1680s, when Shakespeare's plays were rewritten, sometimes to court such immediate ... More


Threatening the Life of the Nation

Charles Townshend

in Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229780
eISBN:
9780191678929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229780.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the constitutional and legal crisis in the United Kingdom during the 1970s. It suggests that the turmoil in Northern Ireland after 1969 resembled earlier Irish crises. The ... More


Infinite Power? Emergencies and Extraordinary Powers in Constitutional Argument

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the various emergency powers of the late Roman Republic. Emergencies provide the context for the invocation of higher-level constitutional norms. When ordinary legislation does ... More


Turkey: Authoritarian Constitution Making, Reform, and the Crisis of Constitutionalism

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the recent constitutional history of Turkey, describing reform attempts made during the period from 1982 up to the present. It highlights the transition from an approach of ... More


Introduction: The Question of Legitimacy

Bruce Ackerman

in Bush v. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093797
eISBN:
9780300127003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093797.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins with brief discussions of the constitutional crisis generated by the machinery of government itself, and the potential impact of the decision in Bush v. Gore. It then ... More


Impotence, Perspicuity and the Rule of Law: James Madison's Critique of Republican Legislation

Jack Rakove

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the nature of legislative deliberation and the political sources of legislative majorities as dominant themes of American constitutional thinking. Drawing on James Madison's ... More


Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Andrew Adonis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the political role of the British peerage in the 30 years before the First World War. It charts its transition from ruling class to embattled faction, analysing the response of the ... More


Origins: The Rise and Demise of Constituent Assemblies in Latin America

Javier Corrales

in Fixing Democracy: How Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868895
eISBN:
9780190869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868895.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explains the conditions under which constituent assemblies emerge. As others have argued, more than one condition seems necessary, mostly having to do with pressures on the state to ... More


“The Sole Bulwark of Liberty”: Constitutional Rights at Rome

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the constitutional safeguards and rights that were at stake in the constitutional crises of the late Republic. These safeguards and rights were at the very heart of the ... More


The Enchanter of Hawaii

Rudolph J. Vecoli and Francesco Durante

Donna R. Gabaccia (ed.)

in Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare Moreno - Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel on Four Continents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279869
eISBN:
9780823281428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279869.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Celso Cesare Moreno's role in the political crisis that culminated in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. It first provides a background on the history of the Kingdom of ... More


7 7 Transcending Modernity: the Postmodern Reconstruction of Hindu Law

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the transition of Hindu law to postmodernity. This change of Hindu law is charted through an analysis of different processes of society-state interactions in post-colonial ... More


Renewing President's Rule 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0059
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the situation in which president's rule was renewed in Uttar Pradesh in October 1996. There is one sure test for judging the integrity and soundness of Governor Romesh ... More


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