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The Resource Australia's constitution after Whitlam, Brendan Lim

Australia's constitution after Whitlam, Brendan Lim

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Australia's constitution after Whitlam
Title
Australia's constitution after Whitlam
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Lim
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Australia's constitutional crisis of 1975 was not simply about the precise powers of the Senate or the Governor-General. It was about competing accounts of how to legitimate informal constitutional change. For Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, and the parliamentary tradition that he invoked, national elections sufficiently legitimated even the most constitutionally transformative of his goals. For his opponents, and a more complex tradition of popular sovereignty, more decisive evidence was required of the consent of the people themselves. This book traces the emergence of this fundamental constitutional debate and chronicles its subsequent iterations in sometimes surprising institutional configurations: the politics of judicial appointment in the Murphy Affair; the evolution of judicial review in the Mason court; and the difficulties Australian republicanism faced in the Howard Referendum. Though the patterns of institutional engagement have varied, the persistent question of how to legitimate informal constitutional change continues to shape Australia's constitution after Whitlam."--
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Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lim, Brendan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Australia
  • Constitutional history
  • Politics and government
  • Australia
Label
Australia's constitution after Whitlam, Brendan Lim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107119468
Lccn
2016051953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962409496
Label
Australia's constitution after Whitlam, Brendan Lim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107119468
Lccn
2016051953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962409496

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