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The sovereignty of law : freedom, constitution and common law

Author: T R S Allan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An original account of the British constitution, this text explains how the requirements of constitutional law depend on underlying considerations of legal and political theory and defends an account of the British constitution as a source of individual freedom, grounded in a persuasive interpretation of the common law constitutional tradition.
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T R S Allan
ISBN: 9780191765353 019176535X
OCLC Number: 861254233
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 21 octobre 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Constitution and Constitutionalism ; 2. Constitutional Convention: Practice and Principle ; 3. The Rule of Law: Freedom, Law and Justice ; 4. Parliamentary Sovereignty: Authority and Autonomy ; 5. Legislative Supremacy and the Rule of Law ; 6. Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review ; 7. Judicial Review and Judicial Restraint ; 8. Democracy, Fundamental Rights and Common Law ; Appendix: Public Law and Political Theory
Responsibility: T.R.S. Allan.

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