The reform of the British Constitution is the subject of perennial debate, yet many attempts to create an agenda for reform encounter a variety of obstacles and uncover inadequacies in the process. This work compensates for these deficiencies. Brazier examines central government, Parliament, and the judiciary in the United Kingdom. The question he poses is which, if any, reform stands a fair chance for being implemented in the foreseeable political future.
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The Limits of Reform
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