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.
Curiously enough the class which in theory was omnipotent, was the only class financially illtreated. Throughout the history of our former Parliaments the ...
As I have endeavoured in this book to explain, the literary theory of the English Constitution is on this point quite wrong as usual.
In abstract theory these defects in our present practice would seem exceedingly great, but in practice they are not so.
He will see in the life much which is not in the books; and he will not find in the rough practice many refinements of the literary theory.
commons, by this theory, are alleged to be not only the outward form, but the inner moving essence, the vitality of the constitution. A great theory, called ...
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