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Democratic drift : majoritarian modification and democratic anomie in the United Kingdom

Author: Matthew V Flinders
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"The analysis offered in this book focuses on the evolution of democracy in the United Kingdom since the election of New Labour in 1997. However in order to achieve both depth and breadth this analysis is then located within the contours of much broader, longitudinal, and comparative analyses. This involves examining the trajectory of democracy in the United Kingdom from 1945 onwards, and then comparing this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew V Flinders
ISBN: 9780199271597 0199271593
OCLC Number: 429598242
Description: xvi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1, History, theory, and method. Constitutional anomie ; Meta-constitutional orientations ; Old Labour, new Labour, 'Blair paradox' ; Democratic analysis --
pt. 2, Patterns of democracy. Party system ; Cabinets ; Executive-legislative relationships ; Electoral system ; Interest groups ; Federal-unitary dimension ; Unicameralism-bicameralism ; Constitutional amendment ; Judicial review ; Central Bank Indepedence --
pt. 3, Bi-constitutionalism and the governance of Britain. Bi-constitutionalism ; Democratic drift.
Responsibility: Matthew Flinders.
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This book examines the evolution of democracy in the UK since the election of New Labour in 1997. Flinders also explores the trajectory of democracy from 1945 onwards and examines the degree to which  Read more...

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