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    The Constitution of Australia: A Contextual Analysis (Constitutional Systems of the World) (Paperback) By (author) Cheryl Saunders

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    DescriptionConsistently with the aims of the series, the book canvasses the Australian constitutional system in a way that explains its form and operation, provides a critical evaluation of it and conveys a sense of the contemporary national debate. The chapters deal with the foundations of Australian constitutionalism, its history from the time of European settlement, the nature of the Australian Constitutions, the framework for judicial review, the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, federalism and multi-level government and rights protection. Running through all chapters is the story of the gradual evolution of Australian constitutionalism within the lean but almost unchanging framework of the formal, written, national Constitution. A second theme traces the way in which the present, distinctive, constitutional arrangements in Australia emerged from creative tension between the British and United States constitutional traditions on which the Australian Constitution originally drew and which continues to manifest itself in various ways. One of these, which is likely to be of particular interest, is Australian reliance on institutional arrangements for the purpose of the protection of rights. The book is written in a clear and accessible style for readers in both Australia and countries around the world. Each chapter is followed by additional references to enable particular issues to be pursued further by readers who seek to do so. 'The Constitution of Australia' has already been cited in a High Court of Australia case: Momcilovic v The Queen [2011] HCA 34 (8 September 2011)

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    The Constitution of Australia
    A Contextual Analysis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cheryl Saunders
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 338
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841137346
    ISBN 10: 1841137340

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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    Publication date
    01 January 2011
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    Cheryl Saunders is a Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law and President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies.
    Table of contents
    1. Foundations I Settlement II Federation III Independence IV Reconciliation 2. Constitutions I Form and Content II Status III Authority IV Constitution and the Common Law 3. Constitutional Review I Framework II Approach III Sources 4. Representative Democracy I Principle II Institutions III Legislative Function IV Political Rights 5. Responsible Government I Principle II Crown III Government IV Power 6. Separation of Judicial Power I Principles II Commonwealth III States IV Rule of Law 7. Federalism I Principle II Power and Authority III Social and Economic Union IV Co-operation 8. Rights and Freedoms I Principle II Beyond the Formal Constitution III Constitutional Rights IV Rights Instruments