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Foundations of Public Law$
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Martin Loughlin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256853.001.0001

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State Formation

State Formation

(p.238) 9 State Formation
Foundations of Public Law

Martin Loughlin

Oxford University Press

This chapter first outlines the main features of recent scholarly work on European state-building with a view to determining whether there are any general explanatory laws of the European state-building process. Drawing on this general approach, it then offers an explanation of the development of the particular form of the English/British state. It argues that notwithstanding the contemporary peculiarities of the British constitution, the English system of parliamentary government has generally functioned within the European mainstream. Divergence is a relatively recent phenomenon, a consequence of the modern practice of constitution-making.

Keywords:   state-building, European state-building, English state, British state, British constitution, constitution making, divergence

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