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Parliaments and Representation

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter explores the dilemmas facing parliaments, especially their relations with the executive, and the changing patterns of representation. It focuses on five topics: the limits to ... More


Sovereignty and the Law: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

Richard Rawlings, Peter Leyland, and Alison Young (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684069
eISBN:
9780191765865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684069.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

Sovereignty is a topic which is both of enduring interest and often hotly contested in the literature. This collection of essays builds on contemporary debates by taking up and exploring the ... More


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.


The United Kingdom: Still a Single ‘Chain of Command’? The Hollowing Out of the ‘Westminster Mode l ’

Thomas Saalfeld

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The ‘core’ of the Westminster chain of democratic delegation and accountability has remained tremendously stable in a country whose economic and political institutions have undergone considerable ... More


Comparative Political Science and the British–Irish Agreement

Brendan O'Leary

in Northern Ireland and the Divided World: Post-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244348
eISBN:
9780191599866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244340.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter defends the Northern Ireland Agreement's consociational institutions. It notes that the Agreement also contains federal and confederal institutions covering all of Ireland and linking ... More


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


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 Rule of Law and Our Changing Constitution 1

Anthony Clarke and John Sorabji

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and how it reformed the office of Lord Chancellor, removing both the Lord Chancellor's judicial role and his role as Speaker of the House of ... More


The House of Commons1

Paul Seaward and Paul Silk

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/9780197263198.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the House of Commons in Great Britain, discussing the nineteenth- and twentieth-century legacy of the House of Commons. It reveals that, by the end of the ... 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


Conclusion: A Union State without Unionism

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:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the policy implications of the weakening of Unionism. It considers the pressures on the Conservatives (historically the principled Unionist party, but whose advantage is now ... More


Sovereignty, Devolution and the English Constitution

Akash Paun

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that the UK territorial constitution rests upon a profound ambiguity about its central principles. Parliamentary sovereignty remains at the core of how the English understand ... More


Governing with Judges: Constitutional Politics in Europe

Alec Stone Sweet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198297710
eISBN:
9780191601095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297718.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Advances the thesis that legislative processes are increasingly influenced by constitutional judges and the discursive practices of constitutional adjudication. Parallel to this process, the ordinary ... More


Australian Bills of Rights and the ‘New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism’

Simon Evans and Julia Watson

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the influence of the new Commonwealth model of human rights protection (exemplified by the UK Human Rights Act 1998) on the form of the two Australian statutory Bills of Rights, ... More


The Philosophical Foundations of Parliamentary Sovereignty

Jeffrey Goldsworthy

in The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248087
eISBN:
9780191705199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248087.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter shows that the philosophical criticisms against parliamentary sovereignty are based on a defective understanding of the foundations of legal systems, and consequently of the relationship ... 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 Rule of Law and Parliamentary Sovereignty

T.R.S. Allan

in Constitutional Justice: A Liberal Theory of the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267880
eISBN:
9780191707728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The rule of law is absolute, constituting the basis of the legal order within which legislative sovereignty must be located and defined. The supremacy of the rule of law entails recognition of a ... More


Human Rights and Legislative Supremacy

Anthony Mason

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines the measures implemented for the protection for human rights available in New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. It examines the influence of jurisprudence from the United ... More


Sovereignty Frames and Sovereignty Claims

Neil Walker

in Sovereignty and the Law: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684069
eISBN:
9780191765865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684069.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This Chapter argues that much of the contemporary confusion and controversy over the meaning and continuing utility of the concept of sovereignty stems from a failure to distinguish between ... More


Parliamentary Sovereignty Re-defined

Alison L Young

in Sovereignty and the Law: Domestic, European and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684069
eISBN:
9780191765865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684069.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This Chapter investigates whether Parliament should be able to bind its successors as to the manner and form in which it enacts legislation. First, it evaluates the argument of Jeffrey Goldsworthy ... More


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