- Title Pages
- List of Abbreviations
- Table of Cases
- Table of Statutes
- 1 Introduction
- 2 The Imperial Dominions
- 3 Parliamentary Sovereignty in the Empire and Commonwealth: Dicey’s Dominions and Dogmas
- 4 Theories of Parliamentary Sovereignty After 1931: New and Revised
- 5 Canada I: Confederation and the Imperial Theory
- 6 Canada II: An Independent Constitutional Theory
- 7 Canada III: The <i>Patriation Reference</i>
- 8 New Zealand: Waitangi, Westminster and Wellington
- 9 Australia I: Colonies, Conventions and the Constitution
- 10. Australia II: Westminster to Canberra
- 11. Legal Continuity or Disguised Revolution?
- 12. Theoretical Approaches to Sovereignty and Legal System
- 13 Constitutional Continuity and Constitutional Independence
- 14 Conclusion
- (p.1) 1 Introduction
- The Constitution of Independence
PETER C. OLIVER
- Oxford University Press
This chapter provides a summary of the book. It sets out one of the book's key theses: that, contrary to what is often assumed, it is possible to explain constitutional independence in terms which emphasize constitutional continuity.
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