Parliamentary Government in the British Colonies
Todd, Alpheus. Parliamentary Government in the British Colonies. Edited by His Son. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. xx, 929 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-617-8. ISBN-10: 1-58477-617-X. Cloth. $150.* Reprint of the Second edition. By 1894 Great Britain possessed the largest formal empire that ever existed, one that ranged across a bewildering variety of lands and cultures. A remarkable work of synthesis and analysis, Todd's treatise is an excellent guide to its political and legal administration at the time when the empire stood at its zenith. In the course of nineteen lucid chapters it describes how Parliamentary government functions in the Colonies, the ways imperial control manages the appointment and control of governors, local legislation, internal administration, military, naval, and ecclesiastical matters, foreign relations, imperial legislation, judicial appeals, grant of honours and the use of royal prerogatives, particularly mercy. Other chapters examine administrative and legislative jurisdiction over subordinate provinces of a central colonial government, the constitutions and powers of colonial parliaments and the double position and functions of colonial governors or lieutenant-governors.
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IMPERIAL DOMINION EXERCISABLE OVER SELFGOVERNING COLONIES
IN MATTERS OF LOCAL LEGISLATION
CHAPTER VI IN MATTERS OF INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION
BY MEANS OP IMPERIAL LEGISLATION
IN FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THROUGH THE OPERATION OF TREATIES
CHAPTER XV DOMINION CONTROL IN MATTERS OF LEGISLATION
CHAPTER XVI DOMINION CONTROL OVER THE CANADIAN PROVINCES IN MATTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
PART II THE CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF COLONIAL PARLIAMENTS AND THE POSITION OF THE GOVERNOR IN RELATION TO ...
PART III DISCRETION OF THE SOVEREIGN OR HER REPRESENTATIVE IN GRANTING OR REFUSING TO MINISTERS A DISSOLUTION ...
CHAPTER XVIII POSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF A COLONIAL GOVERNOR REVIEWED
CHAPTER XIX COLONIAL JUDGES
BY APPEALS TO THE COURTS OF LAW AND TO THE PRIVY COUNCIL
BY THE GRANT OF HONOURS AND TITULAR DISTINCTIONS IN THE COLONIES
BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PREROGATIVE OF MERCY
IN MILITARY AND NAVAL MATTERS
BY THE SUPREMACY OF THE CROWN AND OF THE CIVIL POWER IN ECCLESIASTICAL MATTERS
CHAPTER XIV JURISDICTION EXERCISABLE OVER SUBORDINATE PROVINCES OF THE EMPIRE BY A CENTRAL COLONIAL GOVERN...
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