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              Books by David V. Williams

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              A Simple Nullity: The Wi Parata Case in New Zealand law and History
                

              A Simple Nullity: The Wi Parata Case in New Zealand law and History (Paperback)

              By Williams, David V.

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              The 1877 legal case Wi Parata v Bishop of Wellington centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block, near Porirua. In refusing to inquire into ownership of the block, the Supreme Court judges dismissed the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi: So far indeed as that instru...ment purported to cede the sovereignty - a matter with which we are not directly concerned - it must be regarded as a simple nullity. Over the past 25 years, this simple nullity view of the Treaty has been castigated and the infamous case seen as symbolic of the neglect of Maori rights. Now, David V Williams takes a fresh look at the case, affording new insights into both Maori-Pakeha relations in the nineteenth century and the legal position of the Treaty. Behind the apparent dismissal of the Treaty as a simple nullity lay deep arguments about the place of Maori and Pakeha in Aotearoa New Zealand, which are as relevant now as they were then.
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              ISBN 9781869404840
              Published NZ 3 Jun 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Treaty of Waitangi: Perspectives on The Treaty of Watiangi
                 

              The Treaty of Waitangi: Perspectives on The Treaty of Watiangi (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Belgrave, Michael; Kawharu, Merata; Williams, David V.

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              Focussing on the Treaty of Waitangi in a large range of legislation, this book provides a greater recognition by the Crown of its duty to recognise the Treaty, and the transformation of the claims process.

              ISBN 9780195584004
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2004
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Crown and Constitutional Reform
                

              The Crown and Constitutional Reform (Hardback)

              Edited by Shore, Cris; Raudon, Sally; Williams, David V.

              • RRP: $282.00
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                19 Aug 20

              The Crown and Constitutional Reform is an innovative, interdisciplinary exchange between experts in law, anthropology and politics about the Crown, constitutional monarchy and the potential for constitutional reform in Commonwealth common law countries. The constitutional foundat...ion of many Commonwealth countries is the Crown, an icon of ultimate authority, at once familiar yet curiously enigmatic. Is it a conceptual placeholder for the state, a symbol of sovereignty or does its ambiguity make it a shapeshifter, a legal fiction that can be deployed as an expedient mask for executive power and convenient instrument for undermining democratic accountability? This volume offers a novel, interdisciplinary exchange: the contributors analyse how the Crown operates in the United Kingdom and the postcolonial settler societies of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In doing so, they examine fundamental theoretical questions about statehood, sovereignty, constitutionalism and postcolonial reconciliation. As Queen Elizabeth II's long reign approaches its end, questions about the Crown's future, its changing forms and meanings, the continuing value of constitutional monarchy and its potential for reform, gain fresh urgency. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
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              ISBN 9780367511647
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Shapeshifting Crown: Locating the State in Postcolonial New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK
                

              The Shapeshifting Crown: Locating the State in Postcolonial New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK (Hardback)

              Edited by Shore, Cris; Williams, David V.

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              The Crown is the bedrock of Westminster-style democracies, yet its meanings, powers and effects are opaque and little understood.

              ISBN 9781108496469
              Released NZ 24 Jan 2019
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
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