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Vol 22 No 7 July/August 2017

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The Republican Crown: Lawyers and the Making of the State in Twentieth Century Britain

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ISBN13: 9781855217256
ISBN: 1855217252
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work concerns the Crown and the way it has been transformed over this century, largely by lawyers and those who defer to them. It is centred on the machinery of government, but it also acknowledges that the government is supposed to be the Queen's, and she has something to do with the Crown.

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Legal History
A problem, an hypothesis and a method
the 1920 constitution
the responsibility of ministers, 1918-20
change in the classic age
the collapse of the old civil service
the intervention of the law
towards a conclusion - the beginnings of an explanation.