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Conversations with the Constitution

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ISBN13: 9780868404394
ISBN: 086840439X
Published: June 2006
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press)
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.95



This book describes the bitter power struggles of the Australian constitution's forging, and paints the founding fathers as implausible heroes who managed a profound historical achievement. It talks about parliaments, courts, judges and ministers not just as colourless instruments of the Constitution, but as the walking wounded of political psychology; and it sheds light on today's great constitutional controversies: Do we need a Bill of Rights? Can federalism work? How can parliament work better? Can we ever be a republic?

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