The Resource The British Constitution, Anthony King

The British Constitution, Anthony King

Label
The British Constitution
Title
The British Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Anthony King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the latter part of the nineteenth century Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian constitution was not at all what people thought it was. Anthony King argues that the same is true at the beginning of this century. Most people are aware that major constitutional changes have taken place, but few recognize that their cumulative effect has been to change entirely the nature of Britain's constitutional structure. The old constitution has gone. The author insists that the new constitution is a mess, but one that we can make the best of. The British Constitution is neither a reference book nor a textbook. Like Bagehot's classic, it is written with wit and mordant humour-by someone who is a journalist and political commentator as well as a distinguished academic. The author maintains that, while the new British constitution is a mess, there is no going back now. 'As always', he says, 'nostalgia is a good companion but a bad guide.' Far from shying away from the thorniest issues facing the British polity today, the author grapples with them head on. He offers a trenchant analysis of the increasingly divergent relationship between England, Scotland and Wales in the light of devolution and a devastating critique of an all-elected House of Lords, whose benches, the author fears, risk being adorned by 'a miscellaneous assemblage of party hacks, political careerists, clapped-out retired or defeated MPs, has-beens, never-were's and never-could-possibly-be's'"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Anthony
Index
index present
LC call number
KD3989
LC item number
.K56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Droit constitutionnel
  • Constitutions
  • Institutions politiques
  • Droit constitutionnel
  • Réformes constitutionnelles
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Grondwetten
  • Verfassung
  • Verfassung
  • Statsrätt
  • Rättshistoria
  • Grundlagar
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Royaume-Uni
  • Great Britain
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Großbritannien
  • Großbritannien
Label
The British Constitution, Anthony King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 432 pages
Isbn
9780199232321
Lccn
2007013677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199232321
System control number
(OCoLC)122338164
Label
The British Constitution, Anthony King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 432 pages
Isbn
9780199232321
Lccn
2007013677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199232321
System control number
(OCoLC)122338164

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