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The Resource Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems : controversies, changes and challenges, edited by Brian Galligan and Scott Brenton

Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems : controversies, changes and challenges, edited by Brian Galligan and Scott Brenton

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Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems : controversies, changes and challenges
Title
Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems
Title remainder
controversies, changes and challenges
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian Galligan and Scott Brenton
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Conventions are fundamental to the constitutional systems of parliamentary democracies. Unlike the United States which adopted a republican form of government, with a full separation of powers, codified constitutional structures and limitations for executive and legislative institutions and actors, Britain and subsequently Canada, Australia and New Zealand have relied on conventions to perform similar functions. The rise of new political actors has disrupted the stability of the two-party system, and in seeking power the new players are challenging existing practices. Conventions that govern constitutional arrangements in Britain and New Zealand, and the executive in Canada and Australia, are changing to accommodate these and other challenges of modern governance. In Westminster democracies, constitutional conventions provide the rules for forming government; they precede law and make law-making possible. This prior and more fundamental realm of government formation and law making is shaped and structured by conventions"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
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  • Galligan, Brian
  • Brenton, Scott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • New Zealand
Label
Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems : controversies, changes and challenges, edited by Brian Galligan and Scott Brenton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
24 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107100244
Lccn
2015005491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905667918
Label
Constitutional conventions in Westminster systems : controversies, changes and challenges, edited by Brian Galligan and Scott Brenton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
24 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107100244
Lccn
2015005491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905667918

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