The Balfour Formula and the Evolution of the Commonwealth

  title={The Balfour Formula and the Evolution of the Commonwealth},
  author={Peter Marshall},
  journal={The Round Table},
  pages={541 - 553}
  • P. Marshall
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Political Science
  • The Round Table
The 75th anniversary of the 1926 Imperial Conference in London—almost coinciding, as it does, with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane—is an appropriate moment to look again at the work of the Conference and to assess its significance for the subsequent evolution of the Commonwealth. This article surveys the context in which the Imperial Conference of 1926 met; describes the work of the Balfour Committee and the developments leading to the Statute of Westminster; analyses… 

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