Preliminary Warnings on 'Constitutional' Idolatry

Jones, Brian Christopher (2016) Preliminary Warnings on 'Constitutional' Idolatry. Public Law, 2016 (01). pp. 74-92. ISSN 0033-3565

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Abstract

Reflects on the risk of the UK developing a "constitutional idolatry" for a written constitution, and the dangers which such a codified constitution may present. Examines the changing meaning of "constitution" and discusses, with reference to the US, how a written constitution may expand judicial power of review, hamper constitutional evolution and negate contemporary opinions. Assesses potential alternatives to a written constitution.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: written constitution, unwritten constitution, constitutional worship, constitutional idolatry, parliamentary sovereignty, judicial review
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Law
Depositing User: Sue Creaney
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2016 13:53
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2016 13:53
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/951

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