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The Shapeshifting Crown: Locating the State in Postcolonial New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK
 

The Shapeshifting Crown: Locating the State in Postcolonial New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK (Hardback)

Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Williams, David V.

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The Crown stands at the heart of the New Zealand, British, Australian and Canadian constitutions as the ultimate source of legal authority and embodiment of state power. A familiar icon of the Westminster model of government, it is also an enigma. Even constitutional experts stru...ggle to define its attributes and boundaries: who or what is the Crown and how is it embodied? Is it the Queen, the state, the government, a corporation sole or aggregate, a relic of feudal England, a metaphor, or a mask for the operation of executive power? How are its powers exercised? How have the Crowns of different Commonwealth countries developed? The Shapeshifting Crown combines legal and anthropological perspectives to provide novel insights into the Crown's changing nature and its multiple, ambiguous and contradictory meanings. It sheds new light onto the development of the state in postcolonial societies and constitutional monarchy as a cultural system.
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ISBN 9781108496469
Released NZ 24 Jan 2019
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781108496469
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 24 Jan 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Shore, Cris
Edited by Williams, David V.
Category History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
Legal History
Public International Law
Constitutional & Administrative Law
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 342
Weight 580g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Monarchy - Great Britain, Sovereignty, Commonwealth countries - Politics and government, Great Britain - Relations - Australia, Australia - Relations - Great Britain
NBS Text National Law: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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