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Palgrave Modern Legal History

Drafting the Irish Constitution, 1935–1937

Transnational Influences in Interwar Europe

Authors: Coffey, Donal

  • Pioneers a new method of constitutional dating in order to re-construct the drafting of the 1937 Irish Constitution 
  • Places the Constitution within the context of transnational constitutional trends
  • Appeals to scholars of Irish legal and constitutional history, comparative legal history, and European history
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The second of two volumes, this book situates the drafting of the Irish Constitution within broader transnational constitutional currents. Donal K. Coffey pioneers a new method of draft sequencing in order to track early influences in the drafting process and demonstrate the importance of European influences such as the German, Polish, and Portuguese Constitutions to the Irish drafts. He also analyses the role that religion played in the drafting process, and considers the new institutions of state, such as the presidency and the senate, tracing the genesis of these institutions to other continental constitutions. Together with volume I, Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932–1938, this book argues that the 1937 Constitution is only explicable within the context of the European and international trends which inspired it.

About the authors

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

Reviews

“This is a book that has needed to be written for some time. Donal K. Coffey takes a relatively short document, drafted in a relatively short space of time, by a relatively small group of men, and places it firmly within its international context. He also takes the reader on an in-depth but readable exposé of the drafting process, further teasing out the conceptual, philosophical, legal, and international influences on the final document. Essential reading for any historian of Ireland, the Commonwealth, or constitutional development.” (Coleman Dennehy, University College Dublin, Ireland)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76246-3
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76245-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drafting the Irish Constitution, 1935–1937
Book Subtitle
Transnational Influences in Interwar Europe
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
978-3-319-76246-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76246-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76245-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 312
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