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The British Constitution

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  • Date Published: January 1967
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521091367

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  • The British Constitution is accepted, in England at least, as the symbol for soundness and reliability: and yet its unwritten mysteries and its practical resilience are the despair of theorists. It is as unexpected as a person, and seems to be defined only by the fact that it lives and works. This 1966 book, then, might be described as a biography by one who has a first-hand knowledge of his subject. It offers ordinary British citizens a reasonable and detached introduction to the system in which they play so large a part; at the same time it provides, for friends and critics overseas, a simple and reliable account of its growth and functioning.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1967
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521091367
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Government by the People:
    1. We, the people
    2. The people's choice
    Part II. Government by Party:
    1. The polity of parties
    2. A short history of the parties
    3. The character of the parties
    4. The party machines
    5. The two-party system
    Part III. The House of Commons:
    1. Political ambition and its rewards
    2. The House and the government
    3. The opposition
    part IV. The House of Lords:
    1. A Conservative bulwark
    2. The need for a second chamber
    Part V: The Monarchy
    Part VI. Administration:
    1. Administrative bodies
    2. The process of administration
    3. Bureaucracy
    Part VII. Cabinet Government:
    1. Ministerial responsibility
    2. The Cabinet
    3. The Prime Minister
    4. Co-ordination
    5. Instruments of co-ordination
    Part VIII. British Democracy:
    1. Government and opinion
    2. Democracy and liberty
    3. Is it a democracy?

  • Author

    Ivor Jennings

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