The British Constitution

The British Constitution

by Ivor Jennings

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521091367
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1967
Series: English Institution Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Government by the People: 1. We, the people; 2. The people's choice; Part II. Government by Party: 1. The polity of parties; 2. A short history of the parties; 3. The character of the parties; 4. The party machines; 5. The two-party system; Part III. The House of Commons: 1. Political ambition and its rewards; 2. The House and the government; 3. The opposition; part IV. The House of Lords: 1. A Conservative bulwark; 2. The need for a second chamber; Part V: The Monarchy; Part VI. Administration: 1. Administrative bodies; 2. The process of administration; 3. Bureaucracy; Part VII. Cabinet Government: 1. Ministerial responsibility; 2. The Cabinet; 3. The Prime Minister; 4. Co-ordination; 5. Instruments of co-ordination; Part VIII. British Democracy: 1. Government and opinion; 2. Democracy and liberty; 3. Is it a democracy?; Index.

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