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dc.contributor.author Cox, Noel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-29T14:04:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-29T14:04:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-24
dc.identifier.citation Cox , N 2008 , A Constitutional History of the New Zealand Monarchy : The evolution of the New Zealand monarchy and the recognition of an autochthonous polity . V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9783639008777
dc.identifier.other PURE: 151167
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5728
dc.identifier.uri http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_id=138673 en
dc.description Cox, N. *(2008). A Constitutional History of the New Zealand Monarchy: The evolution of the New Zealand monarchy and the recognition of an autochthonous polity (V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G., Saarbrücken, 2008) The twentieth century saw the evolution of the former British Empire into a collection of independent countries. Many of these retain the Sovereign of the United Kingdom as their Queen. Using New Zealand as an example, this book examines the development of the Crown as a distinct constitutional entity. The concept of the Crown has often been of greater importance than the person of the Sovereign, or that of the Governor-General. The existence of the Crown has also contributed to, rather than impeded, the independence of New Zealand, and other realms, through the division of imperial prerogative powers. The very physical absence of the Sovereign, and the all-pervading nature of the legal concept of the Crown, have also contributed to development of that institution as a truly national organ of government. In New Zealand in particular this has been encouraged by conceptual confusion over the symbolism and identity of the Crown. The book is of value to students and researchers in constitutional law and history, indigenous rights and post-colonialism, and comparative politics. en
dc.description.abstract The imperial Crown has evolved into the New Zealand Crown, yet the implications of this change are as yet only slowly being understood. Largely this is because that evolution came about as a result of gradual political development, as part of an extended process of independence, rather than by deliberate and conscious decision. The very physical absence of the Sovereign, and the all-pervading nature of the legal concept of the Crown, have also contributed to that institution’s development as a truly national organ of government. The concept of the Crown has now, to a large extent, been separated from its historical, British, roots. This has been encouraged by conceptual confusion over the symbolism and identity of the Crown. But this merely illustrates the extent to which the Crown has become an autochthonous polity, grounded in our own unique settlement and evolution since 1840. Whether that conceptual strength is sufficient to counterbalance symbolic and other challenges in the twenty-first century remains uncertain. But it is certain that the Crown has had a profound affect upon the style and structure of government in New Zealand. en
dc.format.extent 323 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher V.D.M. Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. K.G.
dc.title A Constitutional History of the New Zealand Monarchy : The evolution of the New Zealand monarchy and the recognition of an autochthonous polity en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Public Law en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Law & Criminology en


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