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Titel: Party's Over: Blueprint for a Very English Revolution
Autor/en: Keith Sutherland

ISBN: 0907845908
EAN: 9780907845904
Sprache: Englisch.
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Januar 2004 - gebunden - 96 Seiten

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The UK political party started as a loose association of like-minded MPs. Rather than representing their constituents in parliament, MPs now represent their party to their constituents and are unable to hold the executive fully to account. This book outlines the vision of British politics and the reasons behind the demise of the party system.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction The Iron Law of Oligarchy Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Overview Thesis The English Constitution Proposed Solutions A Very English Revolution Summary Chapter 2: The Political Party: A Short History Whiggery Pokery Chapter 3: Candles in the Wind Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey Judicial activism Electoral reform Burke: 'The speech to the electors of Bristol' Democracy Direct Bringing Home the Revolution The Return to Eden A Very English Revolution Chapter 4: The Crown ... The Advantages of Freehold Tenure The Appointment and Removal of Ministers Ministerial responsibility The First Lord of the Treasury Foreign Affairs Chapter 5: ... In Parliament The Lords Advocates Composition and function Private Members' Bills Appointments system Remuneration and terms of service The Commons Mechanisms of selection Remuneration and terms of service Lobbying Constituency Affairs Parliamentary Committees Conclusion: Burke Revisited Chapter 6: The Fourth Estate Chapter 7: On Limited Government Politics Without the Passion The Principle of Subsidiarity Chapter 8: The New Leviathan Appendix: Conjectures and Refutations The Dialectical Deficit The Terminator, or the Creature from the Pit Politics without Patronage? Bread and Circuses Rulers and Leaders Bibliography Index

Portrait

Keith Sutherland is publisher, History of Political Thought, Polis: The Journal of Greek Political Thought and the State of the Nations yearbooks on devolution. His previous books include The Rape of the Constitution? (ed., 2000).

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