The British Constitution

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CUP Archive, Jan 2, 1967 - Political Science - 218 pages
The British Constitution is accepted, in England at least, as the symbol for soundness and reliability: and yet its unwritten mysteries and its practical resilience are the despair of theorists. It is as unexpected as a person, and seems to be defined only by the fact that it lives and works. This 1966 book, then, might be described as a biography by one who has a first-hand knowledge of his subject. It offers ordinary British citizens a reasonable and detached introduction to the system in which they play so large a part; at the same time it provides, for friends and critics overseas, a simple and reliable account of its growth and functioning.
 

Contents

GOVERNMENT BY PARTY
29
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
74
THE House of Lords
96
THE MONARCHY
113
BRITISH DEMOCRACY
195
Index
213
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