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Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution$
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Laura Cahillane

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781526100573

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526100573.001.0001

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The people’s Constitution

The people’s Constitution

(p.97) 7 The people’s Constitution
Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution

Laura Cahillane

Manchester University Press

This chapter focuses on the fact that the constitution was intended to be a document for the people. The sovereign and democratic nature of the document is considered as well as various devices included in the constitution to reinforce that theme. Various constitutional provisions are examined in practice and the reasons for their removal are analysed.

Keywords:   Sovereignty, Democracy, Citizenship, Referendum, Initiative

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