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The War Prerogative: History, Reform, and Constitutional Design

Rosara Joseph


This book studies the evolution of the war prerogative in England from 1600-2012. It traces the historical theory and practice of the war prerogative and proposes reform of the constitutional arrangements for its exercise. It considers, first, what have writers on political and constitutional theory said about the constitutional arrangements for the war prerogative, and the justifications advanced for those arrangements? Secondly, has the executive actually possessed sole and exclusive powers over war and the deployment of force, or have Parliament and the courts had a role to play in their ex ... More

Keywords: Constitutional law, war prerogative, deployment of armed forces, political history, constitutional history, institutional design, judicial consideration of war prerogative, reform of war prerogative, England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664320
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosara Joseph, author
lawyer and cyclist