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    The Influence of the Weimar Constitution on the Common Law World

    Coffey, Donal (2019) The Influence of the Weimar Constitution on the Common Law World. Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History, 2019 (27). pp. 222-230. ISSN 1619-4993

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    It is commonly thought that the Weimar Constitution had little influence in the common law world. This article traces the translation of the Weimar Constitution in the Irish context, and demonstrates its importance in the drafting of the Irish Free State Constitution of 1922 and the Irish Constitution of 1937. It specifically looks at the way in which translation occurred in relation to the Directive Principles of Social Policy. The translation of the Irish Constitution into the South Asian context is analysed, with a particular focus on India.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (
    Keywords: Constitutional history; Irish history; Indian history; common law history; imperial legal history;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 15629
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    Depositing User: Donal Coffey
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 17:05
    Journal or Publication Title: Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History
    Publisher: Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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