Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

by Geoffrey Marshall, Marshall
     
 

In Britain and other commonwealth countries, it is convention rather than law that determines many crucial questions of government behavior. This timely volume examines these major conventions and practices, including rules governing the activities of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister, and the Crown; the doctrines of collective and individual responsibilities of

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In Britain and other commonwealth countries, it is convention rather than law that determines many crucial questions of government behavior. This timely volume examines these major conventions and practices, including rules governing the activities of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister, and the Crown; the doctrines of collective and individual responsibilities of ministers and to Parliament; and the principles of accountability applicable to public servants.

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"The material is admirably chosen and rich in the details of constitutional and political life." —Times Literary Supplement

"As ever, [Marshall's] work is characterised by a clarity of thought and expression which provides an object lesson to all who think about, write about, or take part in, politics." —Public Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198762027
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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