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The bases for the authority of the Australian Constitution

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What are the possible bases for the authority of the Australian Constitution? Why should people and judges ever obey the text of the Constitution? The developing tools of analytical jurisprudence assist in answering these questions.

Despite its currency, the concept of "sovereignty" provides little assistance in understanding how law provides reasons for action. The concept of authority is more useful. The text of the Australian Constitution has authority in that it provides presumpt...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Law
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University College
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Law
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Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2012-03-09

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