Monetary law: Private, constitutional and international law

Dr Bateman will be investigating the role of legislation in establishing the legal architectures which frame which monetary transactions and the way that legislation allocates constitutional authority over money between different organs of state. Of particular importance is the growth of legislation governing the nature of currency, the limits on currency issues and the capacity to regulate private financial market credit creation. From the 19th century, legislation (rather than judicial doctrine) has set legal boundaries of those legal aspects of money, while also concentrating power in Treasuries and Central Banks (rather than the judiciary) as the primary constitutional organs responsible for the monetary system. Revisiting Mann's work with an eye on the ‘public’, ‘constitutional’ and ‘legislative’ aspects of money will yield important insights in addressing the role of money in liberal constitutionalism and vice versa.

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Dr Will Bateman (Chief Investigator)

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