The nature of constitutional convention

  title={The nature of constitutional convention},
  author={J. Jaconelli},
  journal={Legal Studies},
The term ‘constitutional convention’ tends to be attached indiscriminately to any regularity of conduct that is observed in the process of government. It is here argued, however, that constitutional conventions as properly understood are social rules which govern the relations between political parties or the institutions of government. Furthermore, this term is to be confined only to those social rules that are constitutional in character. Intra- party standards of conduct, in particular, have… Expand
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