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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The people enfranchised under it do not yet know their own power; a single election, so far from teaching us how they will use that power, has not been even ...
Nor does the experience of the last election much help us. The circumstances were too exceptional In the first place, Mr. Gladstone's personal popularity ...
At the last election, the trial of the new system hardly began, and, as far as it did begin, it was favoured by a peculiar guidance.
As a theoretical writer I can venture to say, what no elected member of Parliament, Conservative or Liberal, can venture to say, that I am exceedingly ...
At an election the non-titled are much more powerful than the titled. Certain individual peers have, from their great possessions, great electioneering in ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - 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. Leer comentario completo
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