The British Constitution A Very Short Introduction

In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Loughlin examines the nature and authority of the constitution, and its challenging prospects for the future.

Author: Martin Loughlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199697694

Category: Law

Page: 153

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The British constitution has grown organically in response to changes in its economic, political, and social environment, and is not contained in a single authoritative text. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Loughlin examines the nature and authority of the constitution, and its challenging prospects for the future.

The British Constitution and the Corruption of Parliament

The second edition contains an introduction by his daughter, Leslie.

Author: Ben Greene

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780993288586

Category: Reference

Page: 68

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A maverick by nature and a colossus in stature, Ben Greene was a gentle giant who stood six feet eight inches tall and was part of the illustrious Greene clan that included the novelist Graham Greene, Hugh Greene, Director-General of the BBC 1960-1969, and Raymond Greene, Everest mountaineer and doctor. With an abiding interest in constitutional matters and a smouldering resentment following his questionable internment by the British government under the draconian 18b internment regulations during World War 2, he worked diligently on the subject for the rest of his life, but unfortunately died before the book he was planning was finished. This booklet comprising five essays by Greene, which first appeared in Candour between 1956 and 1977, with two of them re-published under the title 'The Party System and the Corruption of Parliament' in magazine format in 1989, is now made available once again. The second edition contains an introduction by his daughter, Leslie.

The British Constitution Arguments for and against a written or unwritten constitution

Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Miscellaneous, grade: 0.85, , course: Politics, language: English, abstract: This essay sets out to analyse the debate about the British Constitution and ...

Author: Linda Vuskane

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346070883

Category: Political Science

Page: 4

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Miscellaneous, grade: 0.85, , course: Politics, language: English, abstract: This essay sets out to analyse the debate about the British Constitution and examine the arguments for and against a written or unwritten constitution. The paper concludes that the arguments for a written constitution outweigh the ones against it and given the current political situation in Britain today it would be desirable to take a codified constitution into a consideration.

Rechtsstaat und Demokratie

Die Bedeutung des Rechtsstaates erlangt im Zuge der Entstehung junger Demokratien verstärkt Aufmerksamkeit.

Author: Michael Becker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783322803993

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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Die Bedeutung des Rechtsstaates erlangt im Zuge der Entstehung junger Demokratien verstärkt Aufmerksamkeit. Diskutiert werden die Folgen oftmals prekärer Rechtsstaatlichkeit für die funktionsweise und die Konsolidierung junger Demokratien. Die damit begonnene Debatte zeigt, dass es notwendig ist, auch die bereits etablierten Demokratien in die Betrachtung einzuschließen. Eine Voraussetzung für die empirische Untersuchung ist allerdings, den komplizierten Zusammenhang zwischen Demokratie und Recht aufzuklären. Der vorliegende Band greift die genannten Aspekte auf, vertieft sie in theoretischen Beiträgen und empirischen Studien, die sowohl vergleichend als auch länderspezifisch angelegt sind.

The British Constitution Now

... 74—8 Entrenchment of freedoms in law, 190-7, 265 Euro-MPs, 221-2 European Communities Act 1972, 61, 196-7, 263 European Community asymmetries in, 201 and British constitution, 61-2, 218-25 and British monarchy, 1 10-1 1 and Cabinet, ...

Author: Ferdinand Mount

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015025170898

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 289

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In this book the former head of Mrs Thatcher's policy unit looks at the state of the British Constitution at a crucial time in its history, arguing that recent years have seen an increased willingness to monitor itself on the part of the Establishment, but that more audacious reforms are needed to restore full confidence in Parliament, government and the legal system.

The United Kingdom Constitution

This volume is an introduction to the United Kingdom's constitution that recognises its historical, political, and legal dimensions.

Author: N. W. Barber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198852315

Category: Law

Page: 401

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This volume is an introduction to the United Kingdom's constitution that recognises its historical, political, and legal dimensions. It pays attention to the revival of the constituent territories of the UK. The constitution is shaped by constitutional principles, including state sovereignty, separation of powers, democracy, and subsidiarity.

The New British Constitution

The old British constitution was analysed by Bagehot and Dicey. In this book Vernon Bogdanor charts the significance of what is coming to replace it. The expenses scandal shows up grave defects in the British constitution.

Author: Vernon Bogdanor

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131490

Category: Law

Page: 334

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The last decade has seen radical changes in the way we are governed. Reforms such as the Human Rights Act and devolution have led to the replacement of one constitutional order by another. This book is the first to describe and analyse Britain's new constitution, asking why it was that the old system, seemingly hallowed by time, came under challenge, and why it is being replaced. The Human Rights Act and the devolution legislation have the character of fundamental law. They in practice limit the rights of Westminster as a sovereign parliament, and establish a constitution which is quasi-federal in nature. The old constitution emphasised the sovereignty of Parliament. The new constitution, by contrast, emphasises the separation of powers, both territorially and at the centre of government. The aim of constitutional reformers has been to improve the quality of government. But the main weakness of the new constitution is that it does little to secure more popular involvement in politics. We are in the process of becoming a constitutional state, but not a popular constitutional state. The next phase of constitutional reform, therefore, is likely to involve the creation of new forms of democratic engagement, so that our constitutional forms come to be more congruent with the social and political forces of the age. The end-point of this piecemeal process might well be a fully codified or written constitution which declares that power stems not from the Queen-in Parliament, but, instead, as in so many constitutions, from `We, the People'. The old British constitution was analysed by Bagehot and Dicey. In this book Vernon Bogdanor charts the significance of what is coming to replace it. The expenses scandal shows up grave defects in the British constitution. Vernon Bogdanor shows how the constitution can be reformed and the political system opened up in`The New British Constitution'.