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The political constitution revisited

Loughlin, Martin (2018) The political constitution revisited. LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Papers (18/2017). Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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In his 1978 Chorley Lecture on ‘The Political Constitution’, John Griffith presented a critical appraisal of contemporary trends in British constitutional thinking from a functional perspective. This lecture has recently been revived by a new generation of public law scholars as the founding text of an emerging school of ‘political constitutionalism’. In this paper, I argue that today’s political constitutionalists have distorted Griffith’s method and thereby misconstrued its significance. In doing so, they have also obscured the orientation of their movement.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 14:42
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 15:45

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