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A.V. Dicey Volume 2: Comparative Constitutionalism

Edited by: J.W.F. Allison

ISBN13: 9780199685813
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £91.00

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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 These largely unpublished comparative constitutional lectures were written for different versions of a comparative constitutional book that Dicey began but did not finish prior to his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 is widely 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 of powers, 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 has elicited.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Editor's Introduction

1. 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.
6. Prussian Constitutionalism (May 1897)
7. Party Government (July 1898)
8. Parliamentarism (August 1898)
9. General Conclusions (May 1897)

1. Historical and Non-Historical Constitutions
2. Ancient Constitutionalism and Modern Constitutionalism
3. Representative Government
4. The Separation of Powers
5. Divisions of Constitutions
6. The Judiciary in Relation to the Executive and Legislative Powers
7. Local Government and Centralization
8. Federal Government
9. Federal Government (continued): The Australian Commonwealth

I. Memorandum on English Party System of Government
II. Lecture 4: Comparison of English Executive with other Executives or Parliamentary and Non-Parliamentary Executives
III. Note 2: Self Government and Note 3: Self Government and Local Self Government
IV. Modes of Changing or Amending a Constitution
V. Authorities and Questions for The Comparative Study of Constitutions
VI. Note 17: Conclusions as to Droit Administratif
VII. Why Universal Suffrage Suits France
VIII. Scheme of Lectures, 1906
IX. Scheme of Lectures, 1908

Series: The Oxford Edition of Dicey

A.V. Dicey Volume 1: The Law of the Constitution 1st ed ISBN 9780199579822
Published October 2013
Oxford University Press
A.V. Dicey Volume 1: The Law of the Constitution (eBook) ISBN 9780191508974
Published October 2013
Oxford University Press
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