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The governing of Britain, 1688-1848 : the executive, Parliament, and the people

Author: Peter Jupp
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the institutions and players of central and local government, this book examines the cohesive nature of the British state and how Britain was governed between 1688-1848. It offers insights into the formulation of notions and traditions of legislation, the public sphere, and popular politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jupp
ISBN: 0415229499 9780415229494 0415229480 9780415229487 0203969324 9780203969328
OCLC Number: 62533876
Description: xiii, 314 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I: 1688-1760. 1. The framework of the executive. Introduction ; The monarchy ; First and prime ministers ; Cabinets ; The departments of state ; Summary and conclusion --
2. The scope, purpose and achievements of the executive. Introduction ; The scope and quantity of government business ; The assumptions and priorities of policy ; The shaping of policy ; The achievements of the executive ; Summary and conclusion --
3. Parliament and government. Introduction ; Members of Parliament ; The functions of Parliament ; Summary and conclusion --
4. The executive, Parliament and the public. Introduction ; Parliamentary elections ; Lobbies and pressure groups ; The print media ; Summary and conclusion ; General conclusions. Part II: 1760-1848. 5. The framework of the executive. Introduction ; The monarchy ; First and prime ministers ; Cabinets ; Department of state ; Summary and conclusion --
6. The scope, purpose and achievements of the executive. The quantity of government business ; The scope of government ; The assumptions and priorities of policy ; The shaping of policy ; The achievements of the executive ; Summary and conclusion --
7. Parliament and government. Introduction ; Members, parties and the substance of debate ; The function of Parliament ; Summary and conclusion --
8. The executive, Parliament and the public. Introduction ; Parliamentary elections ; Lobbies and pressure groups ; The print media ; Summary and conclusion ; General conclusions.
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