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The Oxford Edition of Dicey in Two Volumes: The Law of the Constition & Comparative Constitutionalism

Edited by: J.W.F. Allison

ISBN13: 9780199685820
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: £132.50



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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 of the 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 elicited in 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 These largely unpublished comparative constitutional lectures were written for different versions of a comparative constitutional book that Dicey began but did not finish prior to his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 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.

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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Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History
Contents:
VOLUME I: THE LAW OF THE CONSTITUTION
Editor's Introduction

PART I: LECTURES INTRODUCTORY TO THE STUDY OF THE LAW OF THE CONSTITUTION (FIRST EDITION)
1. The True Nature of Constitutional Law
2. The Sovereignty of Parliament
3. Comparison between Parliament and Non-Sovereign Law-Making Bodies
4. Parliamentary Sovereignty and Federalism
5. The Rule of Law: Its Nature
6. The Rule of Law: Its Applications
7. The Rule of Law: Its Applications (2)
8. The Connection between the Law of the Constitution and the Conventions of the Constitution

PART II: ADDENDA IN LATER EDITIONS OF THE LAW OF THE CONSTITUTION APPENDICES
Dicey's Inaugural Lecture
Dicey's Revisionist Article

VOLUME II: THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CONSTITUTIONS
Editor's Introduction

PART I: THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CONSTITUTION
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.
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 CONSTITUTIONS
Introduction
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. ederal Government (continued): The Australian Commonwealth

APPENDICES
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 ISBN 9780199579822
Published October 2013
Oxford University Press
£79.00
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Oxford University Press
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A.V. Dicey Volume 2: Comparative Constitutionalism ISBN 9780199685813
Published October 2013
Oxford University Press
£79.00