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Magna Carta and its modern legacy

Author: Robert Hazell; James Melton
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
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Magna Carta is celebrated around the world as a symbol of limited government and constitutionalism. But in 1215 Magna Carta was a failure, abrogated within months. Why then do we celebrate this piece of parchment? To mark the 800th anniversary this book brings together top scholars from the UK, US and Australia to answer this question and analyse Magna Carta's historic and contemporary influence. Using a political  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hazell; James Melton
ISBN: 9781107112773 110711277X 9781107533103 1107533104
OCLC Number: 907189877
Description: xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Magna Carta ... Holy Grail? / James Melton and Robert Hazell --
Magna Carta, the rule of law and the reform of the Constitution / Vernon Bogdanor --
Eight centuries on : who are Britain's barons now? / Anthony King --
What Magna Carta means to the modern British public / Roger Mortimore --
The troublesome inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and trial by jury / Renée Lettow Lerner --
Magna Carta, the "sugar colonies" and "fantasies of empire" / Derek O'Brien --
Magna Carta frustrated? : institutional delay in the Pacific Island states of the Commonwealth / David Clark --
Magna Carta and modern myth-making : proportionality in the "cruel and unusual punishments" clause / Craig S. Lerner --
Judicial supremacy : explaining false starts and surprising successes / Victor Menaldo and Nora Webb Williams --
More magna than the Magna Carta : Magna Carta's sister --
the Charter of the Forest / Geraldine Van Bueren --
Michael Oakeshott, the legendary past and Magna Carta / Natalie Riendeau.
Series Title: Comparative constitutional law and policy.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Hazell, University College London, James Melton, University College London.

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