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Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Frank Prochaska

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a survey of a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, ... More


What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More


Sir Henry Maine: Democracy Denied

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640614
eISBN:
9780191738678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, American History: 19th Century

Sir Henry Maine was the severest critic of democracy among the Victorians. Indeed he compared it to death. He admired the American Constitution, however, for its conservatism. His analysis touches on ... More


The British Constitution

Anthony King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In the latter part of the 19th century, Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian ... More


The British Parliament Between King and People

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins the treatment of the English-speaking world, involving the structure of Parliament, the British constitution, and the American Revolution. Of all the constituted bodies of Europe, ... More


The French Revolution

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Bentham first seriously addressed the question of political reform at the time of the French Revolution. He offered advice to the fledgling French legislators on how they might reform the French ... More


Introduction

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to shed light on the British and American constitutions. The focus is on legislative privilege—those special rights that individual ... More


Thesis and antithesis: To check or not to check the Judiciary

Cristina E. Parau

in Transnational Networking and Elite Self-Empowerment: The Making of the Judiciary in Contemporary Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266403
eISBN:
9780191879593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266403.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter analyses Network Community discourses in order to better expose the causal role of its hegemonic norms. Key assumptions held by the Community about the qualities of their agenda are ... More


Schuster and the Beginning of the End of Empire

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As the judges increasingly sensed frustration at their declining status and role in the British Constitution, the irony was that at least for those members of the judiciary entitled to sit in the ... More


Constitutional Politics, c.1830–1880

Emily Jones

in Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198799429
eISBN:
9780191839665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198799429.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapters 2 and 3 address some of the fundamental problems that haunted Burke’s legacy after his death, when he was seen predominantly as a dissentient Whig, who had devastated his party and ensured ... More


Constitutionalism since Dicey

Iain McLean

in Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682218
eISBN:
9780191762741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682218.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses political scientists’ analyses of constitutions since the dawn of the academic subject in the UK. The work of A. V. Dicey (1835–1922) on parliamentary sovereignty remains highly ... More


The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy

Jeffrey Goldsworthy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248087
eISBN:
9780191705199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248087.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty has long been regarded as the most fundamental element of the British Constitution. It holds that Parliament has unlimited legislative authority, and that ... More


A Company to Fear: India and the American Revolution

Jonathan Eacott

in Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600-1830

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469622309
eISBN:
9781469623153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622309.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The Seven Years’ War and British conquest in Bengal furthered major constitutional questions about the similarities and differences of British rule in India and America, and reinvigorated plans for ... More


Scotland, Secession, and the European Union

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

in The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198755517
eISBN:
9780191816697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755517.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Scotland’s relationship with the EU in the context of two different secession events. The first concerns the question of an independent Scotland’s EU membership in the event of ... More


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