The Isle of Man: Jurisdictional Catapult to Development

  • William R. McKercher

Abstract

The indigenous people of the Isle of Man are the Manx. They comprise some thirty-five thousand, although the population of the island is now double that number. Their distinct history and culture have made them an anomaly in a world of nation states, for they are neither a colony, nor a Crown Territory nor are they fully sovereign. Mann is a dependency of the British Crown and like the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, a constitutional hybrid living under the sovereignty of the monarchy of another country. The Crown, as Lord of Man exercises power on the island through a Lieutenant-Governor, the Queen’s representative, who serves the Court of Tynwald, the Man bicameral parliament, arguably the oldest in the world.

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Europe Petroleum Steam Shipping Mold 

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© Godfrey Baldacchino and David Milne 2000

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