Constitutions and Constitutional Trends since World War II: An Examination of Significant Aspects of Postwar Public Law with Particular Reference to the New Constitutions of Western Europe

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INDEX
Adair, Douglass, 13
Adams, John, 118
American constitutionalism, influence of, 20
Aristotle, 119
Article 48, of Weimar Constitution, comment on, 28
Asiatic Land Tenure and Indian Representation Act, 1946 ( South Africa), 49
Assembly government, as interpreted in Communist constitutions, 185, 186; in people's democracies, 210; see also Régime conventionnel; Gouvernement conventionnel
Assembly of the French Union, 77
Auriol, Vincent, 100
Australia, increase in size of Senate of, 40; Liberal party in, 41-42; Labour party in, 41 ff.; referendum on constitutional questions in, 64; attitude of, toward Statute of Westminster, 1931, 161; constitutional status of, as Dominion after 1939, 164, 167
Balfour Declaration, 1926, 161
Bardoux, Jacques, 102, 103
Basic Law ( Western Germany), electoral provisions of, 61; federal provisions of, 139 ff.; nonfederal or antifederal features of, 149 ff.; other provisions of, 201, 283-324
Beard, Charles A., 13
Beirut, Boleslaw, 189
Belgian Charte (1831), 196
Bicameralism, in Italian legislature, 90; in Germany, 144-46; in new constitutions, 210 ff.
Bills of rights, in new constitutions, 5, 22 ff.; changed character of, 67, 218 ff.; in German Basic Law, 78 ff.; in people's democracies, 190, 218, 219; content of, 218, 219; in Western Europe, 219
Bonn Charter, see Basic Law ( Western Germany)
Bright, John, 156
British Commonwealth, see Commonwealth (British)
British constitutionalism, influence of, 20
British Empire, structure of, revised after 1926, 161
British Nationality Act, 1948, some provisions of, 169
British North America Act of 1867 ( Canada), amendment of, 45; of 1949 ( Canada), effect of, on Parliament of the United Kingdom, 171
British subject, concept of, 169
Bundesrat, see Federal Council
Bundestag, see Federal Diet
Burke, Edmund, 1
Burma, becomes independent state, 171
Byé, Maurice, 123, 125
Cabinet, position of, in contemporary European parliamentary governments, 81 ff.; relation of, to legislature, 81 ff.; collective responsibility of, 82; instability of, in prewar European governments, 82; in people's democracies, 188
( France), relation of legislature to, 74; position under Third Republic, 76; stronger position of, under Fourth Republic, 86; relation of, to National Assembly, 88
( Italy), position of, 90, 110
( Western Germany), composition and powers of, 79, 149; responsibility of, to legislature, 80
Cabinet government, see Parliamentary government
Cahen-Salvador, Georges, 123, 125, 128
Canada, electoral reform in, 45 ff.; changes in membership of House of Commons of, 45-46; becomes in

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