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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Certain individual peers have, from their great possessions, great electioneering in fiuence, but, as a whole, the House of Peers is not a principal ...
In 1882 the close boroughs, which were largely held by peers, and were still more largely supposed to be held by them, were swept away with a tumult of ...
The selfish instinct of the mass of peers on this point is a keener and more exact judge of the real world than the fine intelligence of one m two of them.
... Tory party in the Lords — Lord Lyndhurst — defeated the last proposal to make life peers, Lord Derby, when leader of that party, desired to create them.
If the revolution is powerful enough and eager enough to make an immense number of life peers, probably it will sweep away the hereditary principle in the ...
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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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