The English Constitution
Jazzybee Verlag, 2017 M02 6 - 388 páginas
In one of Walter Bagehot's most prominent works, the English constitution is described, not from law books and as a lawyer would describe it, but from the actual working, as Bagehot himself had witnessed it, in his contact with ministers and the heads of government departments, and with the life of the society in which the politicians moved. The true springs and method of action are consequently described with a vivid freshness which gives the book a wonderful charm, and makes it really a new departure in the study of politics.
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I said in this book that it would very much surprise people if they were only told how many things the Queen could do without consulting Parliament, ...
It would be possible to impeach any Minister who disbanded the Queen's army, and it would be done for certain. But suppose a Minister were to reduce the ...
By our Constitution nominally the Queen, but really the Prime Minister, has the power of dissolving the Assembly. But M. Thiers has no such power; ...
They were not only in name, as now, but in fact, the Queen's servants. Remnants, important remnants, of this great prerogative still remain.
The Queen is only at the head of the dignified part of the constitution. The prime minister is at the head of the efficient part. The Crown is, according to ...
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ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS AND BALANCES
THE PREREQUISITES OF CABINET GOVERNMENT AND THE PECULIAR FORM WHICH THEY HAVE ASSUMED IN ENGLAND
ITS HISTORY AND THE EFFECTS OF THAT HISTORY CONCLUSION