Comparative Constitutionalism

Hardcover | November 20, 2013

byA.V. Dicey

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The Oxford Edition of Dicey provides sources with which to reassess the extraordinary authority and lasting influence of Dicey's canonical text. Volume Two, Comparative Constitutionalism, provides a complement to Dicey's The Law of the Constitution. These largely unpublished comparativeconstitutional lectures were written for different versions of a comparative constitutional book that Dicey began but did not finish prior to his death in 1922. The lectures were a pioneering venture into comparative constitutionalism and reveal an approach to legal education broader than Dicey iswidely understood to have taken. In Part I, The Comparative Study of the Constitution, topics discussed include constitutionalism in the English Commonwealth, and French, American, and Prussian constitutionalism. Part II, The Comparative Study of Constitutions, includes lectures on representative government, the separation ofpowers, and basic divisions between kinds of constitution. The volume begins with an editorial introduction examining the implications of these comparative lectures and Dicey's early foray into comparative constitutionalism for his general constitutional thought, and the kinds of response it haselicited.

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The Oxford Edition of Dicey provides sources with which to reassess the extraordinary authority and lasting influence of Dicey's canonical text. Volume Two, Comparative Constitutionalism, provides a complement to Dicey's The Law of the Constitution. These largely unpublished comparativeconstitutional lectures were written for different...

Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922) was Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and the pre-eminent constitutional lawyer of the nineteenth century. His Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution ran to eight editions in his lifetime and remains one of the canonical texts in the history of English constit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editor's IntroductionPart I: The Comparative Study of the ConstitutionIntroduction1. General Characteristics of Existing English Constitutionalism (May 1897)2. Constitutionalism of the Commonwealth (June 1897)3. English Constitutionalism under George III (undated)4. American Constitutionalism (May 1897)5. French Constitutionalism (May 1897) (with Appendix, Droit Administratif and Constitution of Year VIII, Art. 75)6. Prussian Constitutionalism (May 1897)7. Party Government (July 1898)8. Parliamentarism (August 1898)9. General Conclusions (May 1897)Part II: The Comparative Study of ConstitutionsIntroduction1. Historical and Non-Historical Constitutions2. Ancient Constitutionalism and Modern Constitutionalism3. Representative Government4. The Separation of Powers5. Divisions of Constitutions6. The Judiciary in Relation to the Executive and Legislative Powers7. Local Government and Centralization8. Federal Government9. Federal Government (continued): The Australian CommonwealthAppendicesI. Memorandum on English Party System of GovernmentII. Lecture 4: Comparison of English Executive with other Executives or Parliamentary and Non-Parliamentary ExecutivesIII. Note 2: Self Government and Note 3: Self Government and Local Self GovernmentIV. Modes of Changing or Amending a ConstitutionV. Authorities and Questions for The Comparative Study of Constitutions VI. Note 17: Conclusions as to Droit Administratif VII. Why Universal Suffrage Suits FranceVIII. Scheme of Lectures, 1906IX. Scheme of Lectures, 1908