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Constitutional Morality

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Constitutional morality is important for constitutional laws to be effective. Without constitutional morality, the operation of a constitution tends to become arbitrary, erratic, and capricious. This ... More


Democratic Drift

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

At the end of the first decade of the twenty‐first century democracy in the United Kingdom is drifting. No political party seems able to articulate what constitutional reform is for anymore and in ... More


Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


Constitutional Anomie

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

During 1997–2007 the constitution of the United Kingdom was modified but not fundamentally reformed. New Labour suffered from constitutional anomie predominantly due to intra‐executive confusion ... More


Law, Convention, and Prerogative

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/9780198259916.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The royal prerogative remains an important legal source of governmental power in the modem constitution. In legal theory, ministers and judges are appointed under the prerogative. As inherent powers ... More


Obscenity and Pornography

Gautam Bhatia

in Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460878
eISBN:
9780199086351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460878.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with obscenity and pornography. It analyses the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Ranjit Udeshi, which upheld the State’s ban on Lady Chatterley’s Lover. It argues that for ... More


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