Conversations with the Constitution: Not just a piece of paper

Conversations with the Constitution: Not just a piece of paper

by Greg Craven
     
 

Describes the bitter power struggles of the Australian constitution's forging, and paints the founding fathers as implausible heroes who managed a profound historical achievement. It talks about parliaments, courts, judges and ministers not just as colorless instruments of the Constitution, but as the walking wounded of political psychology; and it sheds light on

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Describes the bitter power struggles of the Australian constitution's forging, and paints the founding fathers as implausible heroes who managed a profound historical achievement. It talks about parliaments, courts, judges and ministers not just as colorless instruments of the Constitution, but as the walking wounded of political psychology; and it sheds light on today’s great constitutional controversies: Do we need a Bill of Rights? Can federalism work? How can parliament work better? Can we ever be a republic?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780868404394
Publisher:
UNSW Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Law at Large Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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