The Essentials of Parliamentary Democracy

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Psychology Press, 1964 - Political Science - 214 pages
First Published in 1964. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

The British Political System 1 THE CONTINUITY OF BRITISH POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT
3
ITS PRACTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NATURE
5
THE LOGIC OF BRITISH METHODS
7
EFFECTS UPON POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND HABITS
10
ITS UNITARY NATURE
12
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CABINET AND PARLIAMENT
14
MISINTERPRETATIONS OF THE POSITION OF THE CABINET
16
THE CONNECTING LINK OF PARTY
17
CHAPTER V
101
The Conditions of Continuance
104
THE PRIMARY POLITICAL QUESTION
108
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF BREAKDOWN
110
THE POSITION IN REGARD TO METHODS III
111
THE POSITION IN REGARD TO AIMS
112
THE PARTY ALIGNMENT
115
THE DANGERS TO PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT
117

APPENDIX CABINET DICTATORSHIP
19
CHAPTER II
25
The Political Parties
28
CRITICISMS OF PARTY
30
THE TWOPARTY SYSTEM AND CABINET GOVERNMENT
33
CRITICISMS OF THE TWOPARTY SYSTEM
36
THE BREAKDOWN OF THE TWOPARTY SYSTEM
39
A SUMMARY OF BRITISH PARTY DEVELOPMENT
40
SOME CONCLUSIONS
44
T CLASS OR NATIONAL PARTIES
51
THE NATURE OF BRITISH PARTIES UNDER THE TWOPARTY SYSTEM
55
CONSERVATISM AND PROGRESS
58
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CENTRE
60
THE PARTY OF THE RIGHT
62
THE PARTY OF THE LEFT
63
THE RECIPROCAL ACTIVITIES OF THE PARTIES
64
INTERNAL CONTENTIONS AND LEADERSHIP
69
CHANGES OF PARTY
71
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
76
CHAPTER IV
77
INTRODUCTION
80
DIRECT OPPOSITION TO DEMOCRACY S I
81
DEMOCRACY AS A POLITICAL METHOD
83
DEMOCRACY AND EQUALITY
86
LIBERTY THE BASIS OF DEMOCRACY
90
THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY
93
DEMOCRACY AND BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT
98
THE DEMAND FOR ACTION
118
POLITICAL ZEALOTRY
121
CHAPTER VI
122
The Conditions of Continuance II
124
PARTY COOPERATION
128
COMMUNITY VERSUS SECTIONAL INTERESTS
129
SCOPE FOR LEADERSHIP
135
5 THE INEVITABILITY OF GRADUALNESS
138
POLITICAL EDUCATION
140
PART
145
Recent Tendencies in British Politics 1 INTRODUCTION
147
THE LABOUR PARTYS REJECTION OF GRADUALISM
149
THE UNOFFICIAL REVOLUTION BY CONSTITUTIONAL MEANS J 51
151
THE REACTION TO THE cRIPPs PROPOSALS
157
MAJORITY RULE
159
ALLEGED DEFECTS IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
161
SABOTAGE BY LABOURS OPPONENTS
168
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF GRADUALISM
174
THE LIMITATIONS OF PARLIAMENTARY METHODS
179
THE MINORITY GOVERNMENT CONTROVERSY
182
DESTROYING THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM
186
THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND THE DEMOCRATIC METHOD
187
THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE LIBERAL PARTY
192
FASCISM AND COMMUNISM
194
CONCLUSION
209
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