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The monarchy and the constitution

Label
The monarchy and the constitution
Title
The monarchy and the constitution
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the increasingly questioning world of the 1990s, the role of the monarchy in a democracy is again coming under scrutiny. Its critics argue that the monarchy is a profoundly conservative institution which serves to inhibit social change; that it has outlived its usefulness; that it symbolizes and reinforces deference and hierachy; and that its radical reform is therefore long overdue. Rejecting these arguments Vernon Bogdanor makes a powerful case for the positive role that monarchy plays in modern democratic politics. Ranging across law, politics, and history he argues that far from undermining democracy, the monarchy sustains and strengthens democratic institutions; that constitutional monarchy is a form of government that ensures not conservatism but legitimacy. The first serious examination of the political role of the monarchy to appear in many years, this book will make fascinating reading for all those interested in the monarchy and the future of British politics. -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bogdanor, Vernon
Index
no index present
LC call number
JN331
LC item number
.B64 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarchy
  • Great Britain
Label
The monarchy and the constitution
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of constitutional monarchy -- The basic constitutional rules: the rules of succession -- The basic constitutional rules: influence and the prerogative -- The appointment of a prime minister -- Three constitutional crises -- Hung Parliaments and proportional representation -- The financing of the monarchy -- The sovereign's private secretary -- The sovereign and the church -- The sovereign and the commonwealth -- The future of constitutional monarchy -- Appendices. Sovereigns since Henry VIII ; British prime ministers since 1782 ; Private secretaries since 1870 ; Member states of the Commonwealth, 1995 ; Some constitutional episodes involving the use of royal power since 1900
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198277699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law
Label
The monarchy and the constitution
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of constitutional monarchy -- The basic constitutional rules: the rules of succession -- The basic constitutional rules: influence and the prerogative -- The appointment of a prime minister -- Three constitutional crises -- Hung Parliaments and proportional representation -- The financing of the monarchy -- The sovereign's private secretary -- The sovereign and the church -- The sovereign and the commonwealth -- The future of constitutional monarchy -- Appendices. Sovereigns since Henry VIII ; British prime ministers since 1782 ; Private secretaries since 1870 ; Member states of the Commonwealth, 1995 ; Some constitutional episodes involving the use of royal power since 1900
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 328 pages
Isbn
9780198277699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Law Pack 1 bib class law

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