The Law of the Constitution has been the main doctrinal influence upon English constitutional thought since the late-nineteenth century. Law of the Constitution was first published in and seven subsequent 15 AV Dicey, Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. Introduction to the study of the law of the constitution First edition published in under title: Lectures introductory to the study of the law of.
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The Law of the Constitution a.v.dicy been the main doctrinal influence upon English constitutional thought since the late-nineteenth century. It acquired and long retained extraordinary legal authority, despite fierce criticism and many changes in law and government.
A. V. Dicey: Law of the Constitution
By many, it was treated as a canonical text embodying axiomatic principles, or it was simply understood as indeed the law of the constitution; and even by its critics, it was still granted the status of cojstitution. Basic constitutional principles became commonly conceived in Diceyan terms: Reaffirmed in each new edition of Dicey’s canonical text, the constitution itself seemed static.
The Oxford Edition of Dicey provides sources with which to reassess the extraordinary authority and lasting influence of Dicey’s canonical text. This volume consists of Dicey’s rare first edition in its original lecture form and of the main addenda in lad 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. 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 Law of the Constitution
Editor’s Introduction Part I: The True Nature of Constitutional Law 2. The Sovereignty of Parliament 18885. Parliamentary Sovereignty and Federalism 5. The Rule of Law: Its Applications 2 8.
Albert Venn Dicey | British jurist |
His Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution ran to eight editions in his lifetime and s.v.dicey one of the canonical texts in the history of English constitutional law.
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The Law of the Constitution A. Dicey Edited by J. Allison A must read for students of English public law, this volume reproduces the first edition of Dicey’s seminal work, in print for the first time in over fifty years Includes the main addenda from later editions during Dicey’s lifetime, and the full text of Dicey’s inaugural lecture A substantial Editor’s Introduction explains the necessary background for understanding Dicey’s constitutional thought.
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