The English Constitution
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M04 1 - 368 páginas
Chronicling the past is much easier than chronicling the present, which was exactly Walter Bagehot's project when writing The English Constitution, first published in 1873. His ambitious undertaking was to describe the British government as it actually worked during 1865 and 1866. Government as it functions is very different from the government as it is spelled out on paper. Many factors, including the mindset of the people and the habits of those already in government, affect how a country is run. Political scientists and historians will find Bagehot's commentary on the living English government and invaluable tool in understanding the politics of the era. British journalist WALTER BAGEHOT (1826-1877) was an early editor of The Economist and was among the first economists to discuss the concept of the business cycle. He is also the author of Physics and Politics (1872) and The Postulates of English Political Economy (1885).
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IX. to HlSTOBY, AND THE EFFECTS OF THAT HISTORY. — CoN- OMFSIOH » \ 272 INTRODUCTION TO TBI SECOND EDITION. There is a great difficulty VI CONTENTS,
It is too soon as yet to attempt to estimate the effect of the Reform Act of 1867. The people enfranchised under it do not yet know their own power; ...
If it could have been settled by any other change, or even without any change, the instant effect of the settlement would still have been immense, ...
Of course I am not arguing that so important an innovation as the Eeform Act of 1807 will not have very great effects. It must, in all likelihood, ...
... Conservatives and of common moderate people, without distinction of party, had no conception of the effect. They XVI INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION,
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - 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. Leer comentario completo
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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. Leer comentario completo
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