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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The mere settlement of the Reform question made a great change too. If it could
have been settled by any other change, or even without any change, the instant
effect of the settlement would still have been immense. New questions would ...
The common ordinary mind is quite unfit to fix for itself what political question it
shall attend to; it is as much as it can do to judge decently of the questions which
drift down to it, and are brought before it; it almost never settles its topics; it can ...
I can conceive that questions being raised which, if continually agitated, would
combine the working men as a class together, the higher orders might have to
consider whether they would concede the measure that would settle such
If in such cases they showed a reluctance to act as the people wished, they
would have the same lesson taught them as on vital and exciting questions of
domestic legislation, and the case is not so likely to happen, for on these internal
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ON CHANGES OF MINSTRY
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