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Government in Great Britain, the Empire, and the Commonwealth

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  • Date Published: December 2015
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107587052

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  • First published in 1958, this book was created with the aim of describing 'the main features of government in Great Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth'. The text is divided into two main parts: part one focuses on British political institutions as they existed at the time of publication; part two takes a more historical approach, providing an account of the constitutional development of the British Empire from the seventeenth century onwards. Illustrative figures, an index of Acts of Parliament and a bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British politics, the British Empire and political history.

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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107587052
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 180 x 128 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Part I. Great Britain:
    1. The nature of the British constitution
    2. The sovereign
    3. Parliament - its origins and development
    4. The parties, the electors and the elected
    5. The House of Commons, its customs and its privileges
    6. The House of Commons - timetable, the passing of a law and the elements of procedure
    7. The House of Lords
    8. The Prime Minister and the cabinet
    9. The departments of state and the civil service
    10. Finance and government
    11. The courts of law, the judges and the magistrates
    12. The police and the armed forces
    13. Local government I: its development and present-day organisation
    14. Local government I: its scope, finance, and relations with the central government
    15. The government and the citizen
    Part II. The Empire and the Commonwealth: Introduction
    16. The constitutional doctrine of the first British Empire
    17. The old representative system of government
    18. The American Revolution
    19. Constitutional developments, 1763–1815
    20. Crown colony government
    21. Federation
    22. The self-governing colonies
    23. The Dominions in the twentieth century
    Postscript
    Appendix. The advance representative and responsible government
    Glossary
    Book list
    Index of acts of Parliament
    General index.

  • Authors

    L. W. White

    W. D. Hussey

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