The English Constitution

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Jazzybee Verlag, Feb 6, 2017 - Political Science - 388 pages
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In one of Walter Bagehot's most prominent works, the English constitution is described, not from law books and as a lawyer would describe it, but from the actual working, as Bagehot himself had witnessed it, in his contact with ministers and the heads of government departments, and with the life of the society in which the politicians moved. The true springs and method of action are consequently described with a vivid freshness which gives the book a wonderful charm, and makes it really a new departure in the study of politics.

 

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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

Politics have not changed much since the 19th century. The main difference is that now elites hide their fear and contempt of the lower class. My insecurities aside, insightful essays that remain relevant. Read full review

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User Review  - patito-de-hule - LibraryThing

Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
THE CABINET
THE MONARCHY
THE MONARCHYcontinued
THE HOUSE OF LORDS
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
ON CHANGES OF MINSTRY
ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS AND BALANCES
THE PREREQUISITES OF CABINET GOVERNMENT AND THE PECULIAR FORM WHICH THEY HAVE ASSUMED IN ENGLAND
ITS HISTORY AND THE EFFECTS OF THAT HISTORY CONCLUSION
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