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The British constitution

Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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Anthony King, political commentator and distinguished academic, brings a lifetime of insight into a re-examination of the British constitution.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony King
ISBN: 9780199576982 019957698X
OCLC Number: 700312696
Notes: Literaturverz.
Description: x, 437 Seiten
Contents: 1. What Is a 'Constitution'? ; 2. The Canonical Sextet ; 3. Britain's Traditional Constitution ; 4. The Impetus to Change ; 5. Britain's Near Abroad ; 6. The Judges Come Out ; 7. The Ghost of Local Government ; 8. John Bull's Other Lands ; 9. Mandarins as Managers ; 10. Democracy Rampant ; 11. References to the People ; 12. Their Lordships ; 13. Great British Icons ; 14. Britain's New Constitution ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Anthony King.

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This is a very fine book, one Bagehot would have loved. It is learned without ever being pompous, precise but not pedantic, often rude but never crude and bang up to date in a way that will last. Read more...

 
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