Law Under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy

Lisa Burton Crawford (Editor), Patrick Emerton (Editor), Dale Smith (Editor)

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Jeffrey Goldsworthy is a renowned constitutional scholar and legal theorist whose work on the powers of Parliament and the interpretation of constitutional and statute laws has helped shape debates on these topics across the English-speaking world. The importance of democratic constitutionalism is central to Professor Goldsworthy's work: it lies at the heart of his defence of Parliamentary supremacy and shapes his approach to both constitutional and statutory interpretation. In honour of Professor Goldsworthy's retirement, this collection provides new perspectives from a range of leading public law scholars and theorists on the legal and philosophical principles that govern the making and interpretation of laws in a constitutional democracy. It also addresses some of the challenges to democratic constitutionalism that have arisen in light of contemporary developments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford UK
Number of pages325
ISBN (Electronic)9781509920860, 9781509920877
ISBN (Print)9781509920853
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Legal Interpretation

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