The Theory of Sovereignty and the Importance of the Crown in the Realms of the Queen

  title={The Theory of Sovereignty and the Importance of the Crown in the Realms of the Queen},
  author={Noel Stanley Cox},
  journal={Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal},
  pages={237 - 255}
  • N. Cox
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
The Crown is legally important because it occupies the conceptual place held by the State in those legal systems derived from or influenced by the Roman civil law.1 Not only does the Crown provide a legal basis for governmental action, but it also provides much of the legal and political legitimacy for such action. Symbolism can be very important as a source of authority and is not merely indicative of it,2 and the Crown is essentially a symbol of government. The role of the Crown as a… Expand
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