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The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century$
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Vernon Bogdanor

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263198

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.001.0001

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Britain and Europe

Britain and Europe

(p.662) (p.663) 17. Britain and Europe
The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Ian Loveland

British Academy

This chapter examines the changes in Great Britain's relationship with the rest of Europe during the twentieth century. Britain's membership to the European Community (EC) has significantly affected constitutional understandings because it required the transfer of law-making authority from Britain to its fellow EC member states and the institutions of the Community. In this light, it can be argued that accession to the Community has proved by far the most significant constitutional innovation undertaken by any government in the twentieth century.

Keywords:   Great Britain, Europe, European Community, law-making authority, constitutional innovation

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