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The Constitution of IndependenceThe Development of Constitutional Theory in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand$
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Peter C. Oliver

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268956

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268956.001.0001

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The Imperial Dominions

The Imperial Dominions

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(p.27) 2 The Imperial Dominions
Source:
The Constitution of Independence
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PETER C. OLIVER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268956.003.0002

This chapter considers how English law came to be received in foreign lands and how self-government came to be established. The basic texts and rules of the Imperial Constitution are discussed here, together with the early constitutional development of the three countries under study.

Keywords:   force of law, founding violence, self-government, dominion, Balfour Declaration, Statute of Independence

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