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The Struggle for Civil LibertiesPolitical Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945$
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Keith Ewing and Conor Anthony Gearty

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198762515

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.001.0001

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Civil Liberties: the Irish Dimension

Civil Liberties: the Irish Dimension

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(p.331) 7 Civil Liberties: the Irish Dimension
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The Struggle for Civil Liberties
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K. D. Ewing

C. A. Gearty

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.003.0007

This chapter discusses a development which might be described as the reason for the weak link in Dicey's model of the constitution. The discussion also examines how related laws and later laws continued to affect civil liberties in the series of crises that followed during the first half of the 20th century. Other sections in this chapter focus on the effect on civil liberties of Britain's rule in Ireland during the First World War and the civil libertarian implications of a period of acute crisis (1918 and 1921), when Britain's engagement with nationalist Ireland came closest to a situation of open war.

Keywords:   development, Dicey model, laws, civil liberties, First World War, civil libertarian implications, nationalist Ireland

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