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Our Unwritten Constitution: Maccabaean Lecture on Jurisprudence

John Baker

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Great Britain's unwritten constitution given at the British Academy's 2009 Maccabaean Lecture on Jurisprudence. This text criticises some of the recent ... 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


Constitutional Controls on Delegation

Catherine M Donnelly

in Delegation of Governmental Power to Private Parties: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298242
eISBN:
9780191711626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298242.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A central issue in the discussion of delegation of governmental power to private actors is the extent to which governmental actors enjoy a capacity to delegate their power in the first instance. This ... More


Finding Constitutional Amendments

Richard Albert

in Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190640484
eISBN:
9780190640514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640484.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional designers rarely ask many questions they should. How and where will the constitution indicate that it has been amended? Will it record the change at the end of the original ... More


Introduction to Constitutions

N. W. Barber

in The United Kingdom Constitution: An Introduction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198852315
eISBN:
9780191886782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852315.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The nature and purpose of constitutions is considered, in particular the relationship between written constitutions, the formal document presented as the constitutional foundation of the state, and ... More


Magna Carta and the Hidden Wiring of the Common Law

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues for the enduring influence of Magna Carta and its contributions to the development of the common law. Magna Carta’s genius lies in its malleability—it has been added to, ... More


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