Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-99c86f546-t82dr Total loading time: 0.412 Render date: 2021-12-09T14:54:01.261Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

2 - Law and convention

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 August 2015

Brian Galligan
Affiliation:
University of Melbourne
Scott Brenton
Affiliation:
Australian National University, Canberra
Get access

Summary

Image of the first page of this content. For PDF version, please use the ‘Save PDF’ preceeding this image.'
Type
Chapter
Information
Constitutional Conventions in Westminster Systems
Controversies, Changes and Challenges
, pp. 24 - 50
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2015

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Allan, Trevor 1986. ‘Law, Convention, Prerogative: Reflections Prompted by the Canadian Constitutional Case’. 45(2) Cambridge Law Journal 305.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Allan, Trevor 1993. Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
Allan, Trevor 2013. ‘Constitutional Convention: Practice and Principle’, in The Sovereignty of Law: Freedom, Constitution and Common Law. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Aroney, Nicholas 1998. Freedom of Speech in the Constitution. Sydney: Centre for Independent Studies.Google Scholar
Aroney, Nicholas 2009. The Constitution of a Federal Commonwealth: The Making and Meaning of the Australian Constitution. Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Aroney, Nicholas, Prasser, Scott and Nethercote, J.R. (eds.) 2008. Restraining Elective Dictatorship: The Upper House Solution? Perth: University of Western Australia Press.Google Scholar
Aroney, Nicholas and Thomas, Steve 2012. ‘A House Divided: Does MMP Make an Upper House Unnecessary for New Zealand?’ [2012] New Zealand Law Review 403.
Aucoin, Peter, Jarvis, Mark and Turnbull, Lori 2011. Democratizing the Constitution: Reforming Responsible Government. Toronto: Edmond Montgomery.Google Scholar
Baker, John 2009. ‘Our Unwritten Constitution’. 167 Proceedings of the British Academy 91.Google Scholar
Barber, Nick 2009. ‘Laws and Constitutional Conventions’. 125 Law Quarterly Review 294.Google Scholar
Berman, Harold 1994. ‘Origins of Historical Jurisprudence’. 103 The Yale Law Journal 1651.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Blick, Andrew 2012. ‘The Cabinet Manual and the Codification of Conventions’. 67(1) Parliamentary Affairs 1.Google Scholar
Boston, Jonathan and Bullock, David 2009. ‘Experiments in Executive Government under MMP in New Zealand: Contrasting Approaches to Multi-Party Governance’. 1 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 39.Google Scholar
Bowden, James and MacDonald, Nicholas 2012. ‘Writing the Unwritten; the Officialization of Constitutional Convention in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia’. 6 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 365.Google Scholar
Cabinet of the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Executive Committee 2013. Memorandum of Understanding and Supplementary Agreements between the United Kingdom Government Scottish Ministers, Cm 5240.
Cameron, David 2009. ‘Ultimately, the System Worked’, in Russell, Peter and Sossin, Lorne (eds.), Parliamentary Democracy in Crisis. University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
Commonwealth of Australia, Parliament of the Australian Commonwealth, The Senate 2008. Explanatory Memorandum, Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2], C2008B00218.
Commonwealth of Australia, Parliamentary Library Background Note 2010. Parliamentary Involvement in Declaring War and Deploying Forces Overseas.
Cooray, Mark 1979. Conventions, the Australian Constitution and the Future. Sydney: Legal Books.Google Scholar
Dicey, Albert Venn 1973. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution, 10th edn. London: Macmillan.Google Scholar
Dodek, Adam 2011. ‘Courting Constitutional Danger: Constitutional Conventions and the Legacy of the Patriation Reference’. 54 Supreme Court Law Review 117.Google Scholar
Elliott, Mark 2002. ‘Parliamentary Sovereignty and the New Constitutional Order: Legislative Freedom, Political Reality and Convention22 Legal Studies 340.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Elliott, Mark 2003. ‘Embracing “Constitutional” Legislation: Towards Fundamental Law?54 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 25.Google Scholar
Feldman, David 2013. ‘Constitutional Conventions’, in Qvortrup, Matt (ed.), The British Constitution: Continuity, Change and the Influence of Europe – A Festschrift for Vernon Bogdanor. Oxford: Hart Publishing.Google Scholar
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 2010. Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2].
Forsey, Eugene 1984. ‘The Courts and the Conventions of the Constitution’. 33 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 11.Google Scholar
Gardner, John 2011. ‘Can There Be a Written Constitution?’ in Green, Leslie and Leiter, Brian (eds.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, Volume 1. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Government of Canada, Parliamentary Information and Research Service 2006. International Deployment of Canadian Forces: Parliament’s Role, PRB 00-06E.
Hailsham, Lord 1976. ‘Elective Dictatorship’. The Listener 496.
Harland, Fraser 2011. ‘Constitutional Convention and Cabinet Manuals’. 34 Parliamentary Review 25.Google Scholar
Hart, Herbert Lionel Adolphus 1961. The Concept of Law. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
Heard, Andrew 1991. Canadian Constitutional Conventions: The Marriage of Law and Politics. Toronto: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Heard, Andrew 2009. ‘The Governor General’s Decision to Prorogue Parliament: A Chronology & Assessment’. 18 Constitutional Forum Constitutionnel 1.Google Scholar
Heard, Andrew 2012. ‘Constitutional Conventions: The Heart of the Living Constitution’. 6 Journal of Parliamentary and Public Law 319.Google Scholar
Hogg, Peter 1982. ‘Comments on Legislation and Judicial Decisions: Constitutional Law – Amendment of the British North America Act – Role of the Provinces’. 60 Canadian Bar Review 307.Google Scholar
Hogg, Peter 2006. Constitutional Law of Canada, 5th edn. Toronto: Carswell.Google Scholar
Horwill, Herbert 1925. The Usages of the American Constitution. Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford.Google Scholar
Hough, Barry 2000. ‘Conventions and Democracy’. 29 Anglo American Law Review 368.Google Scholar
Hume, David [1739–40] 2000. ‘Of the origin of justice and property’, in Norton, David Fate and Norton, Mary, (eds.), A Treatise of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Jaconelli, Joseph 2005. ‘Do Constitutional Conventions Bind?64 Cambridge Law Journal 149.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Jennings, Ivor 1959. The Law and the Constitution, 5th edn. University of London Press.Google Scholar
Jones, David and Iyer, T.K.K. 1989. ‘The Nature of Political Conventions in a Written Constitutional Order: A Comparative Perspective’. 2 Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions 405.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Joseph, Philip 2009. ‘MMP and the Constitution’. 7 New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law 111.Google Scholar
Kitteridge, Rebecca 2006. The Cabinet Manual: Evolution with Time, 8th Annual Public Law Forum.
Lagassé, Philippe 2013. Policy Paper: How Should Canada’s Parliament Decide Military Deployments? Lessons from the United Kingdom. Calgary: Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.
Lindell, Geoffrey 1995. ‘Responsible Government’, in Finn, Paul (ed.), Essays on Law and Government, Volume 1: Principles and Values. Sydney: Law Book Co.Google Scholar
Lindell, Geoffrey 2004. Responsible Government and the Australian Constitution – Conventions Transformed into Law?, Australian National University Centre for International and Public Law: Law and Policy Paper 24. Annandale: Federation Press.
Lindell, Geoffrey 2014. ‘Judicial Review and the Dismissal of an Elected Government in 1975: Then and Now?’, 38 Australian Bar Review 118.Google Scholar
Hailsham, Lord 1976. ‘Elective Dictatorship’. The Listener 496.
Maley, William 1985. ‘Laws and Conventions Revisited’. 48(2) The Modern Law Review 121.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Marshall, Geoffrey 1984. Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability, 1st edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press.Google Scholar
Marshall, Geoffrey 1985. ‘What Are Constitutional Conventions?38 Parliamentary Affairs 33.Google Scholar
McHarg, Aileen 2008. ‘Reforming the United Kingdom Constitution: Law, Convention, Soft Law’. 71 Modern Law Review 853.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
McLeay, Elizabeth 1999. ‘What Is the Constitutional Status of the New Zealand Cabinet Office Manual?’, 10 Public Law Review 11.Google Scholar
McWhinney, Edward 1982. Canada and the Constitution 1979–1982. University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
Munro, Colin 1975. ‘Laws and Conventions Distinguished’. 91 Law Quarterly Review 218.Google Scholar
Neale, Thomas 2009. ‘Presidential Terms and Tenure: Perspectives and Proposals for Change’. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, R40864.
Newman, Warren 2010. ‘Of Dissolution, Prorogation, and Constitutional Law, Principle and Convention: Maintaining Fundamental Distinctions during a Parliamentary Crisis27 National Journal of Constitutional Law 217.Google Scholar
New Zealand Cabinet Office 2008. Cabinet Manual. Available at: http://cabinetmanual.cabinetoffice.govt.nz.
New Zealand Government, Constitutional Advisory Panel 2013. New Zealand’s Constitution: A Report on a Conversation. Wellington: New Zealand Government.
Palmer, Geoffrey 1979. Unbridled Power? An Interpretation of New Zealand’s Constitution and Government. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Palmer, Geoffrey 2005. ‘The New Zealand Constitution in 2005’, in Hodder, Jack (ed.), New Zealand’s Constitutional Arrangements: Where Are We Heading? Wellington: New Zealand Law Society.Google Scholar
Palmer, Matthew 2007. ‘New Zealand Constitutional Culture22 New Zealand Universities Law Review 565.Google Scholar
Paulsen, Michael, Calabresi, Steven, McConnell, Michael and Bray, Samuel 2010. The Constitution of the United States. New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press.Google Scholar
Phillips, Owen Hood, 1996. ‘Constitutional Conventions: Dicey’s Predecessors’. 29(2) Modern Law Review 137.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Russell, Peter and Milne, Cheryl 2011. Adjusting to a New Era of Parliamentary Government: Report of a Workshop on Constitutional Conventions. Toronto: David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.Google Scholar
Sampford, Charles 1987. ‘“Recognise and Declare”: An Australian Experiment in Codifying Conventions7 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 369.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sampford, Charles and Wood, David 1987. ‘Codification of Constitutional Conventions in Australia’ [1987] Public Law 231.
Sawer, Geoffrey 1977. Federation under Strain. Melbourne University Press.Google Scholar
Sirota, Léonid 2011. ‘Towards a Jurisprudence of Constitutional Conventions11 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sossin, Lorne 2010. ‘The Unfinished Project of Roncarelli v. Duplessis: Justiciability, Discretion, and the Limits of the Rule of Law55 McGill Law Journal 661.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Strayer, Barry 1988. The Canadian Constitution and the Courts: The Function and Scope of Judicial Review, 3rd edn. Toronto: Butterworths.Google Scholar
Tremblay, Guy 2010. ‘Limiting the Government’s Power to Prorogue Parliament’ 33 Canadian Parliamentary Review 16.Google Scholar
United Kingdom Cabinet Office 2011. The Cabinet Manual: A Guide to Laws, Conventions and Rules on the Operation of Government, 1st edn. Available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-manual.
United Kingdom House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 2013. Parliament’s Role in Conflict Decisions: An Update, Eighth Report of Session 2013–14, HC 649.
United Kingdom House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 2014. Parliaments Role in Conflict Decisions: A Way Forward, Twelfth Report of Session 2013–14, HC 892.
United Kingdom House of Lords Debates (Hansard) 1998, Vol 592.
United Kingdom House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution 2006. Waging War: Parliaments Role and Responsibility, House of Lords 15th Report of Session 2005–06, HL 236-I.
United Kingdom House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution 2013. Constitutional Arrangements for the Use of Armed Force, Second Report of Session 2013–14, HL 46.
United Kingdom Ministry of Justice 2007. The Governance of Britain, Cm 7170.
United Kingdom Ministry of Justice 2007. The Governance of Britain: War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers, Cm 7239.
United Kingdom Ministry of Justice 2008. The Governance of Britain – Constitutional Renewal, Cm 7342-I-III.
United Kingdom Political and Constitutional Reform Committee 2011. Parliament’s Role in Conflict Decisions, Eighth Report of Session 2010–12, HC 923.
United Kingdom Public Administration Select Committee 2004. Taming the Prerogative: Strengthening Ministerial Accountability to Parliament, Fourth Report of Session 2003–4, HC 422.
Waldron, Jeremy 2006. ‘Constitutional Norms as Legal Norms75 Fordham Law Review 1697.Google Scholar
Walters, Mark 2008. ‘Written Constitutions and Unwritten Constitutionalism’, in Huscroft, Grant (ed.), Expounding the Constitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory. Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
Walters, Mark 2011. ‘The Law behind the Conventions of the Constitution: Reassessing the Prorogation Debate5 Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 127.Google Scholar
Wheare, Kenneth 1962. Modern Constitutions [rev. ed.]. London: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
White, Nigel 2013. ‘Written Evidence’, PCD, 10 October 2013. Available at: http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/WrittenEvidence.svc/EvidenceHtml/2838.
Winterton, George 1983. Parliament, the Executive and the Governor-General: A Constitutional Analysis. Melbourne University Press.Google Scholar
Zines, Leslie 1991. Constitutional Change in the Commonwealth. Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Zines, Leslie 2008. The High Court and the Constitution, 5th edn. Sydney: Federation Press.Google Scholar
1
Cited by

Send book to Kindle

To send this book to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Send book to Dropbox

To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Send book to Google Drive

To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×