The English Historical Constitution : Continuity, Change and European Effects.

By: Allison, J. W. FPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511354274Subject(s): Law - England - Eurpoean influencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: The English Historical Constitution : Continuity, Change and European EffectsDDC classification: 342.4202 LOC classification: KD3951 -- .A595 2007ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Table of Cases -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A historical constitutional approach -- Dicey's analytical approach -- A descriptive analytical legacy -- Dicey's methodological predicament -- The historical constitution -- Towards a methodological reformation -- Aims and method -- The liberal normativist alternative -- The political constitution -- Complementary and competing points of view -- The historical constitution's relevance -- 3 The Crown: evolution through institutional change and conservation -- The medieval European matrix -- The Crown as a corporation sole -- English constitutional adaptation -- Later European influences: Maitland and modernisation -- The impact of Community law -- Domestic English resources -- English peculiarities and European influences -- Sources of rationality and legitimacy -- 4 The separation of powers as a customary practice -- The French standard -- Early English advocacy -- Historic legislation on judicial power and judicial tenure -- Doctrinal scepticism -- Doctrinal inconsistency -- Evolving judicial practice -- The recent constitutional reforms -- The English paradox -- 5 Parliamentary sovereignty and the European Community: the economy of the common law -- Dicey's orthodoxy -- Rules of manner and form -- Judicial revolution -- Hart's rule of recognition -- The analytical preoccupation with legal system -- Principles of legal and political morality -- The economy of the common law -- Resilience through change and continuity -- 6 The brief rule of a controlling common law -- Coke's common law of reason -- Contrasting interpretations -- Rex … sub Deo et lege -- The European and the English in reason and rhetoric -- A controlling common law and a transcendent Parliament -- The eclipse of Coke's controlling common law.
The historical constitutional significance of Coke's common law -- 7 Dicey's progressive and reactionary rule of law -- The formality of Dicey's three meanings -- The sway of a sovereign Parliament -- A constitutional conundrum -- Progressive whig history -- English reactions and Continental comparisons -- Dicey's appeal -- 8 Beyond Dicey -- Dicey's continuing influence -- A substantive rule of law -- English and European sources or resources -- The issue of change and continuity -- Bi-polar sovereignty -- The Human Rights Act 1998 -- The European and the domestic under the 1998 Act -- Questions of change and continuity -- Formation of doctrine in the historical constitution -- Conclusions and implications -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Allison employs an historical constitutional approach to assess doctrines and institutions in English constitutional law.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Table of Cases -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A historical constitutional approach -- Dicey's analytical approach -- A descriptive analytical legacy -- Dicey's methodological predicament -- The historical constitution -- Towards a methodological reformation -- Aims and method -- The liberal normativist alternative -- The political constitution -- Complementary and competing points of view -- The historical constitution's relevance -- 3 The Crown: evolution through institutional change and conservation -- The medieval European matrix -- The Crown as a corporation sole -- English constitutional adaptation -- Later European influences: Maitland and modernisation -- The impact of Community law -- Domestic English resources -- English peculiarities and European influences -- Sources of rationality and legitimacy -- 4 The separation of powers as a customary practice -- The French standard -- Early English advocacy -- Historic legislation on judicial power and judicial tenure -- Doctrinal scepticism -- Doctrinal inconsistency -- Evolving judicial practice -- The recent constitutional reforms -- The English paradox -- 5 Parliamentary sovereignty and the European Community: the economy of the common law -- Dicey's orthodoxy -- Rules of manner and form -- Judicial revolution -- Hart's rule of recognition -- The analytical preoccupation with legal system -- Principles of legal and political morality -- The economy of the common law -- Resilience through change and continuity -- 6 The brief rule of a controlling common law -- Coke's common law of reason -- Contrasting interpretations -- Rex … sub Deo et lege -- The European and the English in reason and rhetoric -- A controlling common law and a transcendent Parliament -- The eclipse of Coke's controlling common law.

The historical constitutional significance of Coke's common law -- 7 Dicey's progressive and reactionary rule of law -- The formality of Dicey's three meanings -- The sway of a sovereign Parliament -- A constitutional conundrum -- Progressive whig history -- English reactions and Continental comparisons -- Dicey's appeal -- 8 Beyond Dicey -- Dicey's continuing influence -- A substantive rule of law -- English and European sources or resources -- The issue of change and continuity -- Bi-polar sovereignty -- The Human Rights Act 1998 -- The European and the domestic under the 1998 Act -- Questions of change and continuity -- Formation of doctrine in the historical constitution -- Conclusions and implications -- Bibliography -- Index.

Allison employs an historical constitutional approach to assess doctrines and institutions in English constitutional law.

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