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The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics - Rosalind Dixon

The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics

By: Rosalind Dixon (Editor), George Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2015
ISBN: 9781107043664
Number Of Pages: 368

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The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between decisions of the High Court and broader political currents in Australia. It begins with an investigation of the patterns and effects of constitutional invalidation and dissent on the High Court over time, and their correlation with political trends and attitudes. It also examines the role of constitutional amendment in expressing popular constitutional understandings in the Australian system. Subsequent chapters focus on the eras marked by the tenure of the Court's 12 Chief Justices, examining Court's decisions in the context of the prevailing political conditions and understandings of each. Together, the chapters canvass a rich variety of accounts of the relationship between constitutional law and politics in Australia, and of how this relationship is affected by factors such as the process of appointment for High Court judges and the Court's explicit willingness to consider political and community values.

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'The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics sets the decisions of the High Court against the background of Australian political trends and attitudes in which they were made, thereby providing an important and scholarly contribution to the academic areas of politics and law, as well as to the area of comparative constitutional law ... This book will be of interest to those with an interest in jurisprudence and the development of the law, particularly the interaction of supreme courts with the governments of which they are an integral part. The book will be of interest not just to Australians but to all with an interest in the way in which court work, particularly in federations. It will be a particularly valuable resource for students of the law and the role of courts in the body politic.' Greg Reinhardt and Liz Porter, International Journal for Court Administration
'The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics sets the decisions of the High Court against the background of Australian political trends and attitudes in which they were made, thereby providing an important and scholarly contribution to the academic areas of politics and law, as well as to the area of comparative constitutional law ... This book will be of interest to those with an interest in jurisprudence and the development of the law, particularly the interaction of supreme courts with the governments of which they are an integral part. The book will be of interest not just to Australians but to all with an interest in the way in which court work, particularly in federations. It will be a particularly valuable resource for students of the law and the role of courts in the body politic.' Greg Reinhardt and Liz Porter, International Journal for Court Administration

1. Judicial review, invalidation and electoral politics: a quantitative survey Russell Smyth and Vinod Mishra; 2. Judicial review and the politics of constitutional amendment Michael Coper; 3. Judicial dissent and the politics of the High Court Andrew Lynch; 4. The Griffith Court John M. Williams; 5. The Knox Court Anne Twomey; 6. The Isaacs Court Tony Blackshield; 7. The Duffy Court Gabrielle Appleby; 8. The Latham Court: law, war and politics Fiona Wheeler; 9. The Dixon Court Helen Irving; 10. The Barwick Court Brian Galligan; 11. The Gibbs Court Nicholas Aroney and Haig Patapan; 12. The Mason Court Paul Kildea and George Williams; 13. The Brennan Court Patrick Emerton and Jeffrey Goldsworthy; 14. The Gleeson Court and the Howard era: a tale of two conservatives (and isms) Rosalind Dixon and Sean Lau; 15. The French Court Anika Gauja and Katharine Gelber.

ISBN: 9781107043664
ISBN-10: 1107043662
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th January 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.66