Australian Constitutional Law: Foundations and Theory

Jonathan Crowe, Suri Ratnapala

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Australian Constitutional Law: Foundations and Theory explains and evaluates the Australian constitutional system in relation to the classical principles of constitutional government such as the rule of law, separation of powers, representation, executive responsibility, federalism and fundamental rights.

In this third edition, Suri Ratnapala is joined by Jonathan Crowe as co-author, and the book has been fully revised and expanded. This includes wider coverage of: Australian Constitutionalism; Interpretation of the Constitution; Federal-State Relations; International Powers of the Commonwealth; Trade, Commerce and Industrial Relations; Constitutional Freedoms; and the Separation of Powers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Vic
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages466
Edition3rd ed.
ISBN (Print)9780195519037
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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