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The Constitution: Its Theory and Interpretation

Geoffrey Marshall

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the theory of the British constitution, providing a definition of constitution and describing what theories about the constitution have been held in Britain. It explains that ... More


Harm, Affect, and the Moral/Conventional Distinction

Daniel Kelly, Stephen Stich, Kevin J. Haley, Serena J. Eng, and Daniel M. T. Fessler

in Collected Papers, Volume 2: Knowledge, Rationality, and Morality, 1978-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199733477
eISBN:
9780199949823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733477.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Commonsense intuition seems to recognize a distinction between two quite different sorts of rules governing behavior, namely moral rules and conventional rules. Prototypical examples of moral rules ... More


Introduction

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/9780198762027.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Constitution includes a large number of non-legal conventional rules with most of them dealing with responsibilities of the major organs and officers of government and with the relations between ... More


The Law and The Constitution

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198761211
eISBN:
9780191695148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198761211.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on constitutional law and describes the disputes which merged into a more general question about the eligibility of constitutional law to count as positive law. First, it ... More


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