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Comparative Constitutionalism (Oxford Edition of Dicey)

A. V. Dicey, J. W. F. Allison


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The Oxford Edition of Dicey provides sources with which to reassess the extraordinary authority and lasting influence of Dicey's canonical text. Volume Two, Comparative Constitutionalism, provides a complement to Dicey's The Law of the Constitution. These largely unpublished comparative
constitutional lectures were written for different versions of a comparative constitutional book that Dicey began but did not finish prior to his death in 1922. The lectures were a pioneering venture into comparative constitutionalism and reveal an approach to legal education broader than Dicey is
widely understood to have taken. Topics discussed include English, French, American, and Prussian constitutionalism; the separation of powers; representative government; and federalism. The volume begins with an editorial introduction examining the implications of these comparative lectures and
Dicey's early foray into comparative constitutionalism for his general constitutional thought, and the kinds of response it has elicited.

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199685813, 400pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 2013

About the Author

A.V. Dicey, former Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford (1882-1909) Albert Venn Dicey (1835-1922) was Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and the pre-eminent constitutional lawyer of the nineteenth century. His Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution ran to eight editions in his lifetime and remains one of the canonicaltexts in the history of English constitutional law. John Allison is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. He previously taught at the Universities of Chicago and London, and is the author of two books, A Continental Distinction in the Common Law: A Historical and ComparativePerspective on English Public Law (OUP 1996) and The English Historical Constitution: Continuity, Change and European Effects (CUP 2007).