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The Nature of the CrownA Legal and Political Analysis$
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Maurice Sunkin and Sebastian Payne

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262732

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.001.0001

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The Nature of the Crown: An Overview

The Nature of the Crown: An Overview

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The Nature of the Crown

Maurice Sunkin

Sebastian Payne

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is the legal and political nature of the Crown and its role in the British system of government. This book provides a collection of chapters on different facets of the Crown, its powers, and its immunities. It examines the legal status and liability of the Crown and its ministers and officials, the relationship between the Crown, the State, and the Law, and the antimonies of the law officers. It also explores the evolution of the role of the Crown in the changing nature of government and the how it was affected by constitutional reform.

Keywords:   Crown, British government, law officers, legal status, constitutional reform, liability, immunities

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