The Oxford Edition of Dicey

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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 Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. The first volume consists of Dicey's rare first edition in its original form and ofthe main addenda in later editions. It facilitates a historical understanding of Dicey's original text in its context and of later changes when they were made. In introducing the first volume, J.W.F. Allison reassesses The Law of the Constitution's authority and the kinds of response it has elicitedin view of its original educative form and educational context. The volume also includes Dicey's unpublised inaugural lecture and his revisionist article pulbished in 1915 examining the development of administrative law in England.Volume Two,Comparative Constitutionalism, provides a complement to Dicey's The Law of the Constitution. These largely unpublished comparative constitutional lectures were written for different versions of a comparative constitutional book that Dicey began but did not finish prior to his death in1922. The lectures were a pioneering venture into comparative constitutionalism and reveal an approach to legal education broader than Dicey is widely understood to have taken. Topics discussed include English, French, American, and Prussian constitutionalism; the separation of powers;representative government; and federalism. 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 has elicited. These two volumes collect together the main body of work from one of the most influential constitutional law theorists in the field. It is essential reading for any student of English and comparative constitutional thought.

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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 Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. The first volume consists of Dicey's rare first edition in its original form and ofthe main addenda in later editions. It faci...

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 and early twentieth centuries. 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 hist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:928 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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VOLUME I: The Law of the ConstitutionJ.W.F. Allison: Editor's IntroductionPart I: Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Law of the Constitution (First Edition)1. The True Nature of Constitutional Law2. The Sovereignty of Parliament3. Comparison between Parliament and Non-Sovereign Law-Making Bodies4. Parliamentary Sovereignty and Federalism5. The Rule of Law: Its Nature6. The Rule of Law: Its Applications7. The Rule of Law: Its Applications (2)8. The Connection between the Law of the Constitution and the Conventions of the ConstitutionPart II: Addenda in Later Editions of the Law of the Constitution AppendicesDicey's Inaugural LectureDicey's Revisionist ArticleVOLUME II: The Comparative Study of ConstitutionsJ.W.F. Allison: 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. ederal Government (continued): The Australian CommonwealthAppendices:I. 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 ConstitutionsVI. Note 17: Conclusions as to Droit AdministratifVII. Why Universal Suffrage Suits FranceVIII. Scheme of Lectures, 1906IX. Scheme of Lectures, 1908