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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264775

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001

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Our Unwritten Constitution

Our Unwritten Constitution

Maccabaean Lecture on Jurisprudence

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(p.90) (p.91) Our Unwritten Constitution
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures
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John Baker

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0004

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Great Britain's unwritten constitution given at the British Academy's 2009 Maccabaean Lecture on Jurisprudence. This text criticises some of the recent developments related to the British constitution and expresses concern whether Britain has a constitution at all. It proposes the establishment of some body or institution independent of government to plan constitutional reform in a coherent manner, and for the renewal of public interest in constitutional affairs.

Keywords:   unwritten constitution, Great Britain, constitutional reform, public interest, constitutional affairs

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