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V7. Unicameralism–Bicameralism

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Reform of the House of Lords provides critical insights not just into the nature of New Labour's statecraft but also into the challenges of constitutional political analysis. This examines empirical ... More


The Canons of 1640

Julian Davies

in The Caroline Captivity of the Church: Charles I and the Remoulding of Anglicanism 1625-1641

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203117
eISBN:
9780191675720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203117.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter begins by discussing the dissolution of the short parliament – a premature end, without achieving any of the constructive aims for which it was organized. Next, it examines the canons of ... More


The New South Africa, 1910

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Curtis made a speech when the House came to debate the recommendation for a National Convention. He assumed that while the principle of Union would be decided by the elected representatives, the ... More


Parliament and Rights

JANET L. HIEBERT

in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins by examining the judicial-centric interpretation of rights. It then notes that the adoption of the Charter is viewed by many as requiring the primacy of legal judgment about how ... More


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