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The English constitution

Author: Walter Bagehot; Miles Taylor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Series: Oxford world's classics
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This text offers an] account of the history and workings of the British political system ... As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, [the author] took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system the envy of the world. His analysis of the monarchy, the role of  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Bagehot; Miles Taylor
OCLC Number: 61183264
Notes: Originally published: Oxford, UK; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Cabinet --
Pre-requisites of Cabinet government, and the peculiar form which they have assumed in England --
Monarchy --
Monarchy (continued) --
House of Lords --
House of commons --
On changes of ministry --
Its supposed chechs and balances --
Its history, and the effects of that history, conclusion --
Appendix on reform.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics
Responsibility: Walter Bagehot ; edited with an introduction and notes by Miles Taylor.

Abstract:

[This text offers an] account of the history and workings of the British political system ... As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, [the author] took a long, cool look at the "dignified" and "efficient" elements which made the English system the envy of the world. His analysis of the monarchy, the role of the prime minister and cabinet, and comparisons with the American presidential system are astute and timeless, pertinent to current discussions surrounding devolution and electoral reform.-Back cover

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