A Century of Constitutional Reform

A Century of Constitutional Reform

by Philip Norton (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444338942
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Parliamentary History Book Series , #8
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Philip Norton (Lord Norton of Louth) is professor of government and director of the Centre for Legislative Studies in the University of Hull. His publications include 28 books, including Parliament in British Politics (2005), The British Polity (2010) and Parliaments in Western Europe (3 vols, 1998–2002). He has served as president of the Politics Association and of the British Politics Group in the USA and as co-chair of the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists of the International Political Science Association. He was elevated to the peerage and served as first chairman of the house of lords select committee on the constitution.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

1. Introduction: A Century of Change (Philip Norton).

2. Hedging and Ditching: The Parliament Act 1911 (ChrisBallinger).

3. Laying the Foundations of the Modern Voting System: TheRepresentation of the People Act 1918 (Robert Blackburn).

4. Divided Loyalties: The European Communities Act 1972 (PhilipNorton).

5. Extending the Role of the Courts: The Human Rights Act 1998(David Feldman).

6. Enacting Scotland’s ‘Written Constitution’:The Scotland Act 1998 (Barry K. Winetrobe).

7. Stages and Muddles: The House of Lords Act 1999 (AlexandraKelso).


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