Book Review: The Origins of the Irish Constitution, 1928-1941

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Title: Book Review: The Origins of the Irish Constitution, 1928-1941
Authors: Mohr, Thomas
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Date: 2013
Abstract: The self-governing Irish state has had two Constitutions since its secession from the United Kingdom. Both of these Constitutions suffer from difficulties of image and identity. The circumstances that surrounded the adoption of the Constitution of the Irish Free State in 1922 resulted in claims that this document was actually a British imposition. The Constitution that succeeded it in 1937 has suffered from perceptions that it was heavily influenced by members of the clergy and so reflects the doctrine and ideology of the Catholic church. One of the great tasks of Irish constitutional scholarship in recent decades is the examination of the accuracy of such popular images. The Origins of the Irish Constitution 1928 -­- 1941 published by the Royal Irish Academy is the latest contribution to this field.
Type of material: Review
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: The Journal of Legal History
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Start page: 122
End page: 125
Keywords: Bunreacht na hÉireannConstitution of Ireland
DOI: 10.1080/01440365.2013.771844
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed 2016-02-15T13:32:16Z
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