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Palgrave Modern Legal History

Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932–1938

National, Commonwealth, and International Perspectives

Authors: Coffey, Donal

  • Examines Ireland’s experience of constitutionalism in the 1930s through a variety of lenses, including Commonwealth and international considerations
  • Considers the reception of the Irish Constitution nationally, internationally, and within the Commonwealth
  • Appeals to scholars of Irish legal and constitutional history, comparative legal history, and Commonwealth history
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About this book

The first of two volumes, this book examines constitutionalism in Ireland in the 1930s. Donal K. Coffey places the document and its drafters in the context of a turbulent decade for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Europe. He considers a series of key issues leading up to its drafting, including the failure of the 1922 Constitution, the rise of nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the abdication of Edward VIII. He sketches the drafting process, examines the roles of individual drafters and their intellectual influences, and considers the Constitution’s public reception, both domestically and internationally. This book illuminates a critical moment in Irish history and the confluence of national, Commonwealth, and international influences that gave rise to it, for scholars of Irish history as well as of legal, constitutional, and Commonwealth history more broadly.

About the authors

Donal K. Coffey is Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Reviews

“Exceptionally lucid and well-written. By locating the debates about the function, purpose, and textual provisions of the Irish Constitution within a wider political context, Donal K. Coffey has produced a significant new contribution to the literature on Irish constitutional law and comparative legal scholarship more broadly.” (Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Law, University College London, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Rise of Fianna Fáil and the Failure of the Constitution of the Irish Free State

    Coffey, Donal K.

    Pages 1-39

  • Advancing the Republican Project

    Coffey, Donal K.

    Pages 41-82

  • The Abdication of King Edward VIII

    Coffey, Donal K.

    Pages 83-118

  • Constitutional Drafting and Contemporary Debates

    Coffey, Donal K.

    Pages 119-162

  • The Reception of the Irish Constitution: May–July 1937

    Coffey, Donal K.

    Pages 163-205

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76237-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76236-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932–1938
Book Subtitle
National, Commonwealth, and International Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Modern Legal History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76237-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76237-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76236-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
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