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Magna Carta and its modern legacy / edited by Robert Hazell, James Melton.

Contributor(s): Hazell, Robert [editor] | Melton, James, 1981- [editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107112773; 110711277X; 9781107533103; 1107533104.Subject(s): Magna Carta | Magna Carta | Constitutional history -- Great Britain | Constitutional history -- United States | Rule of law | Civil rights | Civil rights | Constitutional history | Rule of law | Great Britain | United States | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandDDC classification: 323.44
Contents:
Magna Carta ... Holy Grail? / James Melton and Robert Hazell -- Magna Carta, the rule of law and the reform of the Constitution / Vernon Bogdanor -- Eight centuries on : who are Britain's barons now? / Anthony King -- What Magna Carta means to the modern British public / Roger Mortimore -- The troublesome inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and trial by jury / Renée Lettow Lerner -- Magna Carta, the "sugar colonies" and "fantasies of empire" / Derek O'Brien -- Magna Carta frustrated? : institutional delay in the Pacific Island states of the Commonwealth / David Clark -- Magna Carta and modern myth-making : proportionality in the "cruel and unusual punishments" clause / Craig S. Lerner -- Judicial supremacy : explaining false starts and surprising successes / Victor Menaldo and Nora Webb Williams -- More magna than the Magna Carta : Magna Carta's sister -- the Charter of the Forest / Geraldine Van Bueren -- Michael Oakeshott, the legendary past and Magna Carta / Natalie Riendeau.
Summary: Magna Carta is celebrated around the world as a symbol of limited government and constitutionalism. But in 1215 Magna Carta was a failure, abrogated within months. Why then do we celebrate this piece of parchment? To mark the 800th anniversary this book brings together top scholars from the UK, US and Australia to answer this question and analyse Magna Carta's historic and contemporary influence. Using a political science framework, Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy draws from scholarship on influence and constitutional design to explain how parchment can contain executive power. Individual chapters on Britain discuss such topics as socioeconomic rights in Magna Carta; Magna Carta and the British constitution; and public understanding of the charter. Internationally-focused chapters look at Magna Carta and jury trial in America, slavery in the Caribbean, court delays in the Pacific, the proportionality principle, and judicial supremacy. -- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Magna Carta ... Holy Grail? / James Melton and Robert Hazell -- Magna Carta, the rule of law and the reform of the Constitution / Vernon Bogdanor -- Eight centuries on : who are Britain's barons now? / Anthony King -- What Magna Carta means to the modern British public / Roger Mortimore -- The troublesome inheritance of Americans in Magna Carta and trial by jury / Renée Lettow Lerner -- Magna Carta, the "sugar colonies" and "fantasies of empire" / Derek O'Brien -- Magna Carta frustrated? : institutional delay in the Pacific Island states of the Commonwealth / David Clark -- Magna Carta and modern myth-making : proportionality in the "cruel and unusual punishments" clause / Craig S. Lerner -- Judicial supremacy : explaining false starts and surprising successes / Victor Menaldo and Nora Webb Williams -- More magna than the Magna Carta : Magna Carta's sister -- the Charter of the Forest / Geraldine Van Bueren -- Michael Oakeshott, the legendary past and Magna Carta / Natalie Riendeau.

Magna Carta is celebrated around the world as a symbol of limited government and constitutionalism. But in 1215 Magna Carta was a failure, abrogated within months. Why then do we celebrate this piece of parchment? To mark the 800th anniversary this book brings together top scholars from the UK, US and Australia to answer this question and analyse Magna Carta's historic and contemporary influence. Using a political science framework, Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy draws from scholarship on influence and constitutional design to explain how parchment can contain executive power. Individual chapters on Britain discuss such topics as socioeconomic rights in Magna Carta; Magna Carta and the British constitution; and public understanding of the charter. Internationally-focused chapters look at Magna Carta and jury trial in America, slavery in the Caribbean, court delays in the Pacific, the proportionality principle, and judicial supremacy. -- Back cover.

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