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).
Resultados 1-5 de 20
... on this point quite wrong as usual According to that theory, the two Houses are two branches of the Legislature, perfectly equal and perfectly distinct.
... observance from those who were their equals, perhaps their superiors, in wealth, their equals in culture, and their inferiors only in descent and rank.
... in their families, and when female influence is not absent The overt electioneering power of the Lords does not at all equal its real social power.
Much short of the compulsory equal division ©f the Code Napoleon, stringent ^uses might be provided to obstruct and prevent these great aggregations of ...
Enormous customs duties are necessary, and it would be all but impossible to impose equal excise duties even if the Americans desired it.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
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
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Institutional Theory in Political Science: The 'new Institutionalism'
B. Guy Peters
Sin vista previa disponible - 2005