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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I meant that the nominal constituency was not the real constituency ; that the mass of the " ten-pound " householders did not really form their own opinions ...
... can be imagined in which the mass of the electors would be thoroughly competent to form good opinions; approximations to that state happily exist.
I cannot expect that the new class of voters will be at all moro able to form sound opinions on complex questions than the old votera There was indeed an ...
I answer that the House of Lords must yield whenever the opinion of the Commons is also the opinion of the nation, and when it is clear that the nation has ...
But if the opinion of the nation be strong and be universal, if it be really believed by members of Parliament, as well as by those who send them to ...
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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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