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Constitutions are the basic documents of a society. The drafting of the Australian constitution was the product of intense negotiation and debate. This book brings together the critical documents that formed the Commonwealth Constitution of 1901, tracing the Constitution from its most embryonic stages to its enactment.
The Law of the Constitution has been the main doctrinal influence upon English constitutional thought since the late-nineteenth century. It acquired and long retained extraordinary legal authority, despite fierce criticism and many changes in law and government.
Updated to include 16 new constitutions, "Constitutions of the World, Third Edition" offers alphabetized entries that survey constitutions from 100 nations around the world. Revisions and additions keep pace with the global constitutional events that have occurred since publication of the second edition of this work. New countries covered in this edition include: Afghanistan Angola Cameroon Estonia Guatemala Kyrgyzstan Lithuania Montenegro Slovenia Tajikistan Tunisia Uruguay.
Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include; * the no war, `pacifist' clause * tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty * the political import of the constitution for Japanese political parties * the significance of the constitution for the Japanese people.
In Part I, The Comparative Study of the Constitution, topics discussed include constitutionalism in the English Commonwealth, and French, American, and Prussian constitutionalism. Part II, The Comparative Study of Constitutions, includes lectures on representative government, the separation of powers, and basic divisions between kinds of constitution.
Providing a description of the role and functions of the Constitution especially the National Goals and Directive Principles, this book contains detailed treatment of the various categories of the laws prescribed by the Constitution. In addition, the main institutions of the state are identified and discussed