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The Resource Magna Carta and its modern legacy, edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton

Magna Carta and its modern legacy, edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton

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Magna Carta and its modern legacy
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Magna Carta and its modern legacy
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edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton
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eng
Summary
Magna Carta is celebrated around the world as a symbol of limited government and constitutionalism. But in 1215 Magna Carta was a failure, abrogated within months. Why then do we celebrate this piece of parchment? To mark the 800th anniversary this book brings together top scholars from the UK, US and Australia to answer this question and analyse Magna Carta's historic and contemporary influence. Using a political science framework, 'Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy' draws from scholarship on influence and constitutional design to explain how parchment can contain executive power. Individual chapters on Britain discuss such topics as socioeconomic rights in Magna Carta; Magna Carta and the British constitution; and public understanding of the charter. Internationally focused chapters look at Magna Carta and jury trial in America, slavery in the Caribbean, court delays in the Pacific, the proportionality principle, and judicial supremacy.--
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Hazell, Robert
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1981-
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Melton, James
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Comparative constitutional law and policy
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  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Rule of law
  • Civil rights
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Magna Carta and its modern legacy, edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Magna Carta� Holy Grail? / James Melton and Robert Hazell -- Part I. Influence in the UK -- 2. Magna Carta, the rule of law and the reform of the Constitution / Vernon Bogdanor -- 3. Eight centuries on: who are Britain's barons now? / Anthony King -- 4. What Magna Carta means to the modern British public / Roger Mortimore -- Part II. Influence around the World -- 5. The troublesome inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and trial by jury / Renée Lettow Lerner -- 6. Magna Carta, the 'sugar colonies' and 'fantasies of empire' / Derek O'Brien -- 7. Magna Carta frustrated? Institutional delay in the Pacific Island states of the Commonwealth / David Clark -- Part III. Twenty-First-Century Reflections on Magna Carta -- 8. Magna Carta and modern myth-making: proportionality in the 'cruel and unusual punishments' clause / Craig S. Lerner -- 9. Judicial supremacy: explaining false starts and surprising successes / Victor Menaldo and Nora Webb Williams -- 10. More magna than the Magna Carta: Magna Carta's sister: the Charter of the Forest / Geraldine Van Bueren -- 11. Michael Oakeshott, the legendary past and Magna Carta / Nathalie Riendeau
Control code
FIEb17719288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781107112773
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907189877
Label
Magna Carta and its modern legacy, edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) 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.
Contents
1. Magna Carta� Holy Grail? / James Melton and Robert Hazell -- Part I. Influence in the UK -- 2. Magna Carta, the rule of law and the reform of the Constitution / Vernon Bogdanor -- 3. Eight centuries on: who are Britain's barons now? / Anthony King -- 4. What Magna Carta means to the modern British public / Roger Mortimore -- Part II. Influence around the World -- 5. The troublesome inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and trial by jury / Renée Lettow Lerner -- 6. Magna Carta, the 'sugar colonies' and 'fantasies of empire' / Derek O'Brien -- 7. Magna Carta frustrated? Institutional delay in the Pacific Island states of the Commonwealth / David Clark -- Part III. Twenty-First-Century Reflections on Magna Carta -- 8. Magna Carta and modern myth-making: proportionality in the 'cruel and unusual punishments' clause / Craig S. Lerner -- 9. Judicial supremacy: explaining false starts and surprising successes / Victor Menaldo and Nora Webb Williams -- 10. More magna than the Magna Carta: Magna Carta's sister: the Charter of the Forest / Geraldine Van Bueren -- 11. Michael Oakeshott, the legendary past and Magna Carta / Nathalie Riendeau
Control code
FIEb17719288
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781107112773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907189877

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