The Crown and Constitutional Reform

Show simple item record Shore, Cris Raudon, Sally Williams, David V 2021-06-27T23:37:17Z 2021-06-27T23:37:17Z 2018-7-4
dc.identifier.issn 0035-8533
dc.description.abstract At the centre of the constitutional orders of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom stands a familiar icon and a usually unquestioned source of authority: the Crown. Yet that easy familiarity conceals a potent and paradoxical enigma. For some analysts the Crown is a shapeshifting anomaly: not simply a conceptual placeholder for the state, but also a constitutional fiction and mask for the extensive use of executive power, often used in ways that undermine proper democratic accountability. In this special issue, researchers from several disciplines, including law, politics and anthropology, use the Crown as a lens to examine fundamental theoretical questions about sovereignty, statehood, constitutionalism and postcolonial reconciliation. Legal interest is now being complemented by studies of the Crown as a socio-political institution and cultural entity, and as the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II approaches, questions about constitutional monarchy and reform may acquire a new sense of urgency.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Round Table
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dc.subject Political Science
dc.subject 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.subject 1606 Political Science
dc.title The Crown and Constitutional Reform
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00358533.2018.1494689
pubs.issue 4
pubs.begin-page 397
pubs.volume 107 2021-05-11T02:26:36Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 400
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.elements-id 823067
dc.identifier.eissn 1474-029X 2018-9-6

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