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

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Gussen, Benjamen Franklen. 2017. "Reflections on La Fata Morgana: Watsonian 'prestige' and Bagehotian 'efficiency' ." Journal of Comparative Law. 12 (1), pp. 80-107.
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Reflections on La Fata Morgana: Watsonian 'prestige' and Bagehotian 'efficiency'

ERA Journal ID33908
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AuthorGussen, Benjamen Franklen
Journal TitleJournal of Comparative Law
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 80-107
Number of Pages28
Year2017
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1477-0814
Web Address (URL)https://www.wildy.com/isbn/1477-0814/the-journal-of-comparative-law-annual-subscription-paperback-wildy-simmonds-and-hill-publishing
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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.

Keywordslegal transplants, efficient constitution, law-and-economics, Alan Watson, Walter Bagehot.
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020389999. Other economics not elsewhere classified
480702. Constitutional law
489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
480302. Comparative law
480410. Legal theory, jurisprudence and legal interpretation
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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