Bagehot The English Constitution

ISBN-10: 0521469422

ISBN-13: 9780521469425

Edition: 2001

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Description: Walter Bagehot's anatomy of The English Constitution is a classic of English political writing. In this new Cambridge Texts edition it appears for the first time in its original (1867) book version, with Bagehot's original conclusion, and the substantial introduction written for the second edition of 1872. Paul Smith's introduction places Bagehot's views in the context of contemporary events and prevalent views of the working of the constitution, indicating their relation to his developing ideas on the anthropological and sociological springs of authority. He assesses the accuracy of Bagehot's account of parliamentary government in operation, and the strength of Bagehot's analysis of the difficulties faced by British liberalism in coming to terms with the approach of democracy. All the usual student-friendly features of the Cambridge Texts series are present, including a select bibliography and brief biographies of key figures, and annotation which explains some of Bagehot's more arcane contemporary allusions.

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Editor+s introduction
Principal events in Bagehot+s life
Note on the text and annotation
The English Constitution: Advertisement
The cabinet
The pre-requisites of cabinet government, and the peculiar form which they have assumed in England
The monarchy
The monarchy (continued)
The House of Lords
The House of Commons
On changes of ministry
Its supposed checks and balances
Its history, and the effects of that history
Conclusion
Introduction to the second edition (1872)
Notes
Biographical notes on persons mentioned in the text
Bibliographical note
Index
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