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

Gussen, Benjamen Franklen (2017) Reflections on La Fata Morgana: Watsonian 'prestige' and Bagehotian 'efficiency'. The 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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 23:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal transplants, efficient constitution, law-and-economics, Alan Watson, Walter Bagehot.
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32990

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