Reflections on La Fata Morgana: Watsonian 'prestige' and Bagehotian 'efficiency'

Gussen, Benjamen Franklen (2017) Reflections on La Fata Morgana: Watsonian 'prestige' and Bagehotian 'efficiency'. Journal of Comparative Law, 12 (1). pp. 80-107. ISSN 1477-0814


Abstract

This article reconciles Alan Watson's model of 'legal transplants' with Walter Bagehot efficient constitution. The federations of the United States, Canada and Australia are used to illustrate the main arguments.


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Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 02:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal transplants, efficient constitution, law-and-economics, Alan Watson, Walter Bagehot.
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3899 Other economics > 389999 Other economics not elsewhere classified
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4807 Public law > 480702 Constitutional law
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4899 Other law and legal studies > 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480302 Comparative law
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4804 Law in context > 480410 Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
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